A new housing development in Churchdown is set to bring financial contributions totalling more than £5.7 million to improve infrastructure and facilities in the area.
Pirton Fields, a joint development by Bellway and Ashberry Homes, will provide 465 new homes off Cheltenham Road East, including 163 affordable homes available for local people through shared ownership or rent.
As part of the planning agreement for the development, the housebuilders are investing nearly £5 million in local education facilities – £2.7 million towards primary education, £1.7 million to provide additional secondary school facilities at Chosen Hill School in Churchdown and more than £500,000 towards pre-school places in the area.
More than £760,000 is also being invested in improving local roads, including improvements at Elmbridge Court roundabout.
Daniel Shone, Sales Manager for Bellway Wales, said: “Every home we build is part of a community and it’s a key part of our role within that community to make investments which help improve local people’s lives.
“The millions of pounds we’re investing in the Churchdown area will make a difference for new and existing residents, now and in the future.
“And of course, we’re also providing much-needed new homes, meeting the demand for a varied mix of housing to cater for those at different stages of the property ladder.”
Carly Maidment, Sales Manager for Ashberry Homes Wales, said: “As well as delivering millions of pounds of funding for local education and road improvements, Pirton Fields will also provide large areas of public open space, including three play areas, for residents to enjoy.
“We are looking forward to releasing the first homes for sale later this year and helping local people find a home which suits their needs.”
Pirton Fields will comprise a range of one and two-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom bungalows and two, three and four-bedroom houses.
Bellway at Pirton Fields will consist of 368 homes, including 131 affordable properties, while Ashberry at Pirton Fields will comprise 97 homes, of which 32 will be affordable.