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New Homes agreed on redundant site in centre of Village

One of the biggest new housing developments in Congresbury for years will see 29 new homes along with 12 commercial units built on the redundant Mendip Mills site on Mill Lane. Flax Bourton based land & development agents CJH Land brokered the deal in which Charles Church Homes have bought the site from The Elliott Medway Group– who manufactured prefabricated buildings at the site in the centre of the village up until 2009. Prior to Elliot Medway’s ownership the site was a feed mill for many years. The ambitious plan provides for a mixed use development of 2,3 and 4 bedroom homes alongside a dozen small commercial units on the site between Mill Lane and the River Yeo. CJH Land director Matthew Hiles said the four acre development was the most significant in the village for years. He said: “This is a fine historic site near the centre of the village. With the river on the northern boundary and the adjacent weir it offers some wonderful rural views. It is a wonderful location and I believe this development will greatly enhance this part of the village.” CJH Land worked jointly with local firm Debbie Fortune Estate Agents in the sale of the property. Matthew Hiles said: “Although the site has always been properly maintained it has been surplus to requirements since 2009 and it’s right that it is now going to be developed for housing. Another heavy industrial or factory type use would have been totally inappropriate in this location. “I have no doubt that houses in a semi-rural setting within comfortable commuting distance of Weston-super-Mare and Bristol will prove extremely popular.”
CJH Land Ltd specialise in the sale of residential development land and has been extremely encouraged with this sector of the property market in recent months. Matthew Hiles said the deal provided further evidence of a sustainable recovery in the local property market. He said: “The last 18-24 months has been very busy for us and we have been involved in a number of significant land sales which demonstrate that the house building industry and the housing market are moving in the right direction..
“All of the house builders and developers we work with are seeking new land opportunities but we will need to see a more realistic and cooperative approach from our local planning authorities if their growing confidence is going to be reflected in a full and lasting recovery.”

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