Aster Group have unveiled proposals for the development of three sites in Mendip. Aster is a Registered Provider focused on offering customers a choice of new homes and tenures, including shared ownership, affordable and social rent and open market homes for sale. Aster are an experienced developer delivering everything from small scale community-led developments through to large scale Joint Venture projects with national and regional housebuilders. In 2018/19, Aster built 1,156 new homes and their ambitious development programme will see them deliver over 10,500 homes during the next seven years.
On behalf of Aster Group, Chapman Lily Planning has launched three dedicated microsites to provide further information and solicit feedback from local residents, businesses and stakeholders. These can be viewed on the consultation page on our website:
Mendip District Council have committed to work with Aster Homes to maximise the affordable housing delivery on this site. By working with an affordable housing provider from the outset there is scope to secure grant funding to maximise the affordable housing being provided over and above the Council’s policy targets. It is considered that this approach will best meet the objectives of both parties to deliver the much needed 100% affordable housing schemes.
The feedback, together Development Plan policies and technical assessments, will help to inform the content of the planning applications which we are looking to submit in late January 2021.
Brett Spiller, Director of Chapman Lily Planning said ‘Having secured planning permission for Aster’s fabulous scheme at Norden in Blandford, we are delighted to be working with them to deliver much needed affordable homes in Mendip. The three sites present an excellent opportunity to make a difference and add to the vitality of Glastonbury and Street’.
For further information about this project, or how our streamlined approach to community engagement might assist your development, please contact us.