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Rooksbridge development could help first-time buyers
11:30am Sunday 6th January 2013 in Somerset
AN affordable housing development could provide first-time buyers from several villages in Sedgemoor with somewhere to live.
Southwestern Housing Society is seeking planning permission for 11 homes in Rooksbridge on a 0.5-hectare site at Ashlawn Farm, off Pill Road.
A survey of housing needs in several Sedgemoor villages, including Rooksbridge, East Brent, Badgworth and Chapel Allerton, concluded that 14 affordable homes would be needed over the next five years, including six for firsttime buyers.
The 11 homes proposed for Ashlawn Farm would include seven two-bedroom and four three-bedroom houses.
There would also be 30 parking spaces, 22 spaces for bikes and some open space.
The development would involve demolishing some redundant barns