LiveWest and E G Carter & Co Ltd joined together to celebrate the completion of a new housing project in Bridgwater.

LiveWest’s first land-led scheme has paved the way for 20 new affordable houses in Rhode Lane.

LiveWest Development Manager Sharron Taylor said: “This is a truly affordable housing scheme for local people where many residents are finding themselves priced out of the market.

“These new homes for affordable rent are a great example of our commitment to affordable housing. The once derelict site has been brought back to life by these 20 homes, bringing a renewed vibrancy to the area.

“We have worked closely with Carters and Sedgemoor Council on previous sites and this is another example of successful partnership working to bring much-needed homes to the south west.”

Over the past year the site has been transformed to provide four, three-bedroom houses and 16 two bedroom houses all for rent.

The ceremony provided an opportunity for all members of the design and construction team to celebrate the prestigious project.

Housing Manager at E G Carter & Co Ltd Phil Barnes said: “We are delighted to have completed this project having worked collaboratively with LiveWest and Sedgemoor District Council in successfully purchasing and securing planning permission for 20 much-needed affordable homes.

“Completion of these homes signifies the 100th affordable home delivered by E.G Carter & Co Ltd in Sedgemoor since 2016 and we look forward to delivering many more.”

Duncan Harvey, Affordable Housing Policy and Development Manager at Sedgemoor District Council, said: “This scheme is an excellent example of how a brownfield site can be redeveloped to provide much-needed affordable housing.

“Providing affordable homes is an ongoing priority for the council and this project represents another significant step forward. To achieve completion ahead of schedule is testament to the hard work and strength of our relationship with E G Carter and LiveWest.

“Not only are we able to provide 20 modern affordable homes, but we are delighted with the associated regeneration impact and long-term benefits a development such as this has for individuals and the wider community.

“None of this would have been possible without the financial support from ourselves, Homes England, LiveWest and funds from the EDFe Housing Fund.”

David Eccles, Head of Stakeholder Engagement at EDF Energy, said: “EDF Energy has provided a £5M fund to help local Councils generate additional accommodation, particularly affordable housing, which has offset the requirements of Hinkley Point C’s temporary workforce.

“We are delighted to see projects such the Black Horse development completed, and it is great to see local families start to move in to their new homes.”