16 Apr 2015

Residents find out more about plans for Culverhay

Residents of Culverhay and the surrounding area were invited to attend one of two drop in sessions this week (14 and 15 April) to find out more about GreenSquare’s proposed regeneration of the area.

At the events, the first of which was for Culverhay residents and the second for people in the general area, people were able to view the proposals, discuss the plans in more detail with GreenSquare staff and ask them any questions they had. 

Plans for the area include:

  • Providing 109 new, energy efficient and comfortable homes to replace 65 properties including PRC houses and bungalows. The new homes will be a mixture of homes for shared ownership, affordable rent and outright sale;
  • improving the public areas of the neighbourhood;
  • addressing road safety and parking concerns;
  • ensuring the strong sense of community and neighbourliness is carried over into any new areas; and
  • ensuring that residents are kept to date every step of the way – and, for those who need to move, making that as easy as possible.

Phil Bowley, Head of Regeneration at GreenSquare, said: “It was good to see so many local people at our drop in session, who were keen to feedback on the vision we have for the area. 

“As the housing crisis in Britain persists, we hope to be able to build much-needed high-quality affordable homes for people in housing need in the area, including homes for shared ownership and sale to help local people get onto the housing ladder.

“We will continue to work closely with residents and the town council on this project to breathe new life into the neighbourhood to benefit both the residents of Culverhay and the wider Cricklade community.”

Caroline Howlett, Regeneration Programme and Project Manager at GreenSquare, said: “Since the last public consultation in 2014, we have submitted a ‘pre-application’ submission to Wiltshire Council and received support from the Council’s planners to go ahead and submit a formal planning application in the summer.

“Staff involved with the project, which includes our in-house architectural landscape team, have been busy progressing plans with our partners and other service providers and discussing in more detail any planning issues, road layouts and the provision of water, gas and electricity to the new homes.”

For more information about the plans, contact Caroline Howlett on 01793 602799 or email caroline.howlett@greensquaregroup.com

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