View from the balcony of a new build house, overlooking a street of terraced houses

New social rent homes in Weymouth set for completion

People waiting for an affordable home in Weymouth are set to benefit from the opening of 18 new apartments for social rent in the town. The new two-bedroom homes, which will be occupied in the early summer, were created by housing association SNG (Sovereign Network Group), working with Dorset Council to redevelop a site on Buxton Road.  

The homes were built through the redevelopment of brownfield land, which has not been used since Saint Nicholas Church sold the site in 2018. Each new apartment could provide a home for a household of up to four people with some of the properties offering a sea view. 

Raphael Cohen, Head of Project Management West at SNG said: “This is the beginning of what is designed to be a thriving community over many generations. It’s always an exciting moment as we see places come together that will become people’s home, but this scheme feels significant as these will meet the huge demand in Weymouth, where there are real challenges to building new homes for social rent.” 

“While these homes are a success, we know that many more than 18 households need an affordable place to live in Weymouth, so we’d encourage anyone who may have a place that could become new homes to contact SNG.” 

Councillor Jane Somper, Dorset Council Portfolio Lead for Housing, Adult Social Care and Health, said:  

“Dorset Council is pleased to see these high-quality homes nearing completion.  

“There is a significant need for affordable housing across the Dorset Council area and this is particularly acute in Weymouth. These homes will assist in meeting this need.  
“It is particularly good to see homes being developed for social rent and SNG are to be congratulated on delivering an all-affordable housing scheme on this brownfield site.” 

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