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Work started in earnest on 27th July

Work started in earnest on 27th July for Bridport Cohousing!!


Bridport Cohousing members are jumping for joy because, following early preparatory work in february, their construction company CG Fry moved on to site on Monday 27th July. Since then there is daily delight at seeing earth movers creating such a difference to what was […]

Building works set to start

After 11 years in the making, building work is finally set to start on a new community-led affordable housing project.

Members of Bridport Cohousing have been ‘popping champagne corks’ celebrating the news that it’s all systems go for the development.

With the support of Dorset Council, Homes England and their partner housing association, Bournemouth […]

Latest information about Sales of Homes at Hazelmead

Our sales off-plan are now progressing well and we can tell you that 14 of the homes (numbered 35 – 48) will be for sale at 80% of market value (most of these have already been allocated to members) 26 will be for social rent through our partner housing association and 13 will be […]

An award from the National CLT. Sept 2019

Monica King of Bridport Cohousing has won the award for ‘’Can’t Stop, Won’t Stop’’ at the National CLT Network awards ceremony held in Birmingham this month which champions people and projects from around the country that have achieved great things in the past year. She was one of eight nominees and picked because she has […]

The wider benefits of cohousing: The case of Bridport Cohousing

A round table lunch meeting at the London School of Economics

On Friday 20th September, Monica, Lin, Judith and Charles met Jim Hudson and sat round a table at the London School Of Economics with 13 others**, who were all contributing to a discussion of the report that Jim has been commissioned to prepare for […]

Finally, we have our full planning permission in place and our Section 106 signed. Hooray!!

Although our Phase 2 Planning Application was passed last November, it could not be finalised until a couple of variations that cropped up in the last couple of months were dealt with officially.

In spring this year, an anomaly was spotted in the Land Registry Plan of our land, which had, in the past been […]

Planning permission gained for Phase 2

One of the final hurdles we have had to negotiate before we can start work on site took place on Thursday 15th November 2018 at the offices in Dorchester of The Dorset Councils Partnership (of which West Dorset District Council is now a partner), where members gathered to hear the outcome of the Phase 2 […]

Exciting news (Oct 2018)

Latest Exciting News for Interested Enquirers!!

We have at last begun the process of building the affordable neighbourhood of sustainable eco-homes that has been in the planning stages for so long. The first phase of off-plan houses and flats are being released in a few weeks time for leasehold purchase at 80% of open market […]

We have a new Housing Association partner

We are so happy to have Bournemouth Churches as our new housing association partner.

Getting development partners on board was the next challenge for Bridport Cohousing. We had the first phase of the land and access to it, the plans and the planning permission, huge support from the local authorities, friends, family […]

Our marvellous news!

We are delighted to say that our loan offer was over-subscribed and has enabled us to proceed with the purchase of Phase 1 land.

The access agreement with the Dorset NHS Trust was finally approved by the Department of Health just days before our option to purchase the land ran out. This caused […]