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Westward HA delivers new affordable homes in Bideford that support local employment, economy and housing needs

27 Nov
group of 11 people standing outside a row of modern terraced houses

New affordable homes in Bideford support local employment, economy and housing needs  

In Bideford, at Pridham Place off Stucley Road, Westward Housing Association has provided 20 high quality new affordable homes in partnership with new local developer NG Properties SW. The development includes 12 homes for shared ownership and 8 for social rent.  

Most of the shared ownership properties were snapped up in the first ten days, with viewings conducted virtually due to Covid guidance. One new shared-owner told us, “Finally, we are now able to put some roots down, and it feels great. It has been an incredible experience having your support and advice during the purchase of our ideal home. We are delighted to have our own back garden.” 

These two, three and four-bedroom homes were delivered by Westward in response to customer feedback, which highlighted demand for larger properties. These are Westward’s first four-bed shared ownership houses and were the first to be reserved. Westward was involved in the design of the new homes with architect Andy Paterson.  

Westward’s development manager, Samantha Novak, said: “NG Properties SW is a new developer from the area and we’ve worked so well together to provide these much needed affordable homes in Bideford. They are local people employing local people. It’s the start of some great partnership working in Torridge. We particularly appreciated the site managers who formed good relationships with residents and were very understanding.”  

A significant added bonus for the community is that as part of the Section 106 development requirements, NG Properties contributed £25,000 towards improvements to the Stucely Road communal space.  

The housing site was once a prisoner-of-war camp. Pridham Place is named after one of the former owners of the land, Dr T. L. Pridham, well-known in the mid-1800s for his kindness towards the less fortunate. Since then, the site had been used for manufacture and commercial businesses making it brownfield, now optimised for housing.

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