5. New build housing
The housing development team are working hard to identify potential development sites to meet the Council’s ambitions to deliver 500 new Council Homes over the next 10 years.
Recently completed developments at Bovemoors Lane, Ernest Johns Mews, Hockings Green and Edwards Court delivered the first 72 homes towards the target of 500.
Opportunities for future new Council homes have been identified across 16 potential sites. Two of these sites, capable of producing 81 new Council homes, have planning consent.
Construction has begun on one of the sites and the other is awaiting the appointment of a main contractor.
A further five sites are early in the concept and design stages and are expected to provide around 250 new Council homes. The remaining ten sites are under review, and, as they come forward, could be capable of delivering a further 200+ new Council homes.
In line with the Council’s ambitions for net zero carbon, the HRA will continue to develop new housing to the low energy Passivhaus standard.
This year the Council completed work on the first social housing extra care scheme to be developed in the City. The scheme consists of 53 self- contained apartments together with a number of communal spaces, including a café, lounges, hobby spaces, music room and treatment rooms.
The building is managed and maintained by Exeter City Council. The care requirement is being delivered by Radis Group.The scheme has been built to the Passivhaus energy performance standard and Building Biology principles.
Resident Pat Saigne said, “I’ve only lived here for a short while but feel I’m living the best life. The staff are wonderful & the food delicious. This is my forever home”