We are a group of local people who want to create an affordable cohousing neighbourhood with:
Thirty four homes from 1 bed apartments to 4 bed family homes with a high level of sustainability (code 4 or better)
- Affordable homes for local people with at 50% of the homes offered in affordable rental arrangements by a housing association
- A common house offering a range of facilities for cohousing residents and the wider locality
- Shared greenspace.
We have a purchase option on 4.5 acres of land at the field west of Bridport Community hospital.
Our professional advisors are Charles Couzens of Ecos Maclean Ltd, a sustainable engineering consultancy based in London and Somerset; and Alan Heeks, who founded and co-led the creation of the Threshold Cohousing Centre in North Dorset, the first mixed-tenure cohousing scheme in the UK, in partnership with Synergy Housing.
Our current plans are:
- Expand our membership of households interested in living in the project, in particular people with young children!
- Recruit additional friends and members. Those with relevant skills would be especially welcome!
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