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SEATON: New homes get thumbs up from locals

Thursday, 05 December 2013


BEER residents got their first chance to see the ambitious plans to build seven new homes in the village on Sunday.
The Beer Community Land Trust (CLT) hosted an open session allowing access to the land on the road leading to Beer Quarry Caves and Branscombe with East Devon District Councillor Geoff Pook and Beer Parish Council’s Martin Richards on hand to show how the plans would be put into practice.
“We have had a steady flow of people all morning and there has been a lot of interest and excellent feedback,” said Councillor Pook.
“It has been a good exercise for local people to come along and see things for real rather than just drawings.”
The reaction from local residents was also very positive and it is clear that demand for one of the affordable homes – with the present level of funding, five of the seven properties will now be reserved for local people – will be over-subscribed.
“There are so many young families in need for this type of housing,” said Daniel Gribble, who was born and bred in Beer.
Mr Gribble currently lives with partner Shelly Hales and their two children in a two-bedroom house in Short Furlong, which is also an affordable home in the village.
“We are hoping to move to a three-bedroom home and then that would free up our current house for another young couple in the village,” added Daniel.
“In that way homes can rotate around for local people.”
Tom and Emily Gladstone were also interested viewers of the site and fully supported the plans of the CLT.
“This would give us our first foot on the ladder as that is very hard to do these days,” said Tom Gladstone, who was also born in Beer.
“It is a great project for the village and will help keep young people in Beer.”
Work has already begun in clearing the site with the first priority to build a bat house to ‘re-home’ the bats currently living in the old sheds on the site.
The Beer CLT was set up at the start of the year to facilitate the development of affordable housing for local people with the slogan ‘owned by the community, for the community’.
The CLT was granted a £1million loan via East Devon District Council to help fund the project and more recently a £170,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.

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