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Housebuilder Reveals Details of Cotswolds Development: Cala Homes marks return to Alder Green as construction gets underway on 28 new homes

Cala Homes has revealed further details surrounding its collection of homes in Alderton, which once finished, will offer village living on the doorstep of the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).

Prospective buyers can now reserve the very first off-plan release of two-bedroom bungalows and three and four-bedroom family homes.

Upon completion in 2023, phase two of the Alder Green development will include a mix of 28 homes, of which, 11 will be provided as much-needed affordable homes for rental and shared equity tenures through Bromford Housing, helping to meet Gloucestershire’s local housing need.

The new development on Willow Bank Road extends Cala’s first phase of Alder Green – which was completed in 2017 – and has been designed to respect the rural aesthetic of Alderton to complement views of the surrounding countryside.

Cala has also confirmed it will invest more than £60,000 towards local contributions, which include off-site play facilities, as well as affordable housing, libraries, and recycling – to be delivered by Tewkesbury Borough and Gloucestershire County councils.

The development is located just five minutes from the centre of the village, boasting a charming 16th century pub, primary school, post office and village shop. And for those venturing into larger towns, Ashurst train station is just ten minutes away, which provides routes into Cheltenham in 8 minutes, Worcester in 20 minutes and Birmingham in 42 minutes.

Cala has utilised a high-quality, traditional palette of materials in the development’s design – including materials which are prevalent to Alderton, such as reconstituted Cotswold stone clad facades and red brick, which will help to complement the aesthetic and characteristics of the village’s existing architecture.

The homes will also be made using timber frames, which will see a carbon footprint reduction of up to 20-25% per-home compared to block-build methods. The approach is already being used throughout Cala’s portfolio in Scotland, which represents 40 per cent of the homes they build.

Andrew Dicker, Managing Director for Cala Homes Cotswolds, said: “Throughout Cala’s two phases at Alderton, it’s clear just how in demand family homes are in and around the area, but it’s even more evident just how short the supply is of new build properties.

“We hope the development helps the community of Alderton through an increase in housing choice and the significant provision of affordable units. We’ve strived to achieve a scheme that is varied, yet supportive to its environment.

“With each home installed with electric vehicle charging provisions, our second phase of Alder Green represents an important step forward for Cala on our journey to building homes which are operationally carbon net zero.

“In line with that ambition, the site will see the provision of additional green, public open space along Willow Bank Road, creating an attractive green gateway to the development and into the village. We’ll also create a landscape buffer along the southern edge to allow space for SUDs land, which will be improved further with new and retained hedgerows and extensive planting of trees and vegetation.

“With increased demand for new homes in the area, we’re expecting Alder Green to be exceptionally popular, so we would encourage anyone considering a move to register their interest for more information.”

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