11 new homes for affordable rent are taking shape at the former Bradley Mill site in Newton Abbot. Teign Housing and contractor, Galliford Try, demolished the old building that had been unused for several years and fallen into dis-repair. The new block of flats are being built in its place and have been designed to fit in with its surroundings. The 11 two bedroom flats, due for completion in March 2015, will provide more affordable housing for the town and are also part of Teignbridge District Council’s wider plans to regenerate the Bradley Lane area.
Mike Hanrahan, Teign Housing’s Chief Executive said: “We want to help build homes that will not only help ease local housing need, but will also create long term sustainable communities. We believe that our contribution to the regeneration of the Bradley Lane area will assist Newton Abbot’s economic growth.”
Cllr John Goodey, Teignbridge’s District Council’s executive spokesman for housing and planning, said: “This 100% affordable homes development is to be welcomed as a wonderful opportunity to help people onto the housing ladder. Newton Abbot, our principle town, is a vibrant place and this will contribute positively to our long term aspiration of making it an even better place to live, work and visit.”