People living in a town in Shropshire will get the chance to help shape a development of nearly 40 affordable homes, it has been revealed.
The homes are planned for land at Ley Gardens in Church Stretton and will form the second phase of the town’s Ashbrook development.
A public meeting will be held in the Silvester Horne Institute on November 12 to get the public’s views and form a steering group, which will include at least two residents.
Officials at South Shropshire Housing Association who are behind the project said the steering group would decide the design and make-up of the 38 homes.
The latest scheme – which has been dubbed Ashbrook II - is being funded through a £1.3 million grant from the Homes and Communities Agency to build 68 homes in the Marches area.
The cash will pay for 14 homes in Orleton, near Ludlow, and small developments in Craven Arms and Neenton, near Bridgnorth.
It comes after the first phase of the project caused controversy three years ago when members of Churchill Road Residents’ Association tried to get land at the site declared a town green to stop the first 76 affordable and sheltered homes from being built.
Work on the new homes is expected to start by next summer.
Paul Sutton, director for assets and development at Shropshire Housing Group, of which SSHA is a part, said: “This is a rare and exciting opportunity for deep collaboration between everyone with an interest in the future of Church Stretton’s housing provision. We want to gather ideas, listen closely to all views and then be able to build homes we can all be very proud of.
“We hope everyone with something to contribute will grasp this chance.”
The forum will be held at 6.15pm on November 12.