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The John Bull

Development scheme consultation

Selwood Housing Group are excited to announce the recent purchase of The John Bull site in Studley Green, Trowbridge.

This former pub site has remained vacant for a number of years and Selwood Housing are delighted to have been given the opportunity to invest in the site and help to regenerate the local area.

The site will be developed into a mix of affordable homes, some available for rent and some for purchase through shared ownership, which offers a more affordable way of getting onto the property ladder. Subject to planning, 10 new affordable homes will be built on the site with high-quality design and energy efficiency being at the core of the build.

Selwood Housing will be undertaking a two-stage consultation. The first stage opened on 22 April 2021, where the public were invited to submit feedback and comments on the plans.

The second stage, which involves submitting a planning application via Wiltshire Council’s Planning Department, started on the 29th June.

We value feedback from our communities, if you have any comments or concerns these can be raised here.

The John Bull pub in Trowbridge - Selwood Housing development site
The John Bull pub site - 6 April 2021

Our plans

Comments or questions?

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Who is Selwood Housing?

Selwood Housing is a not-for-profit housing association with almost 7,000 homes for rent at affordable prices in Wiltshire, Somerset and Bath and North East Somerset. We also offer shared ownership, and other schemes to provide a wide variety of homes for people living in our communities. Any surpluses we make are invested back into our communities and this includes building more affordable homes locally.

What do Selwood intend to do with the site?

Subject to planning, we intend to offer affordable housing by building ten homes on the site. We hope to have some homes for rent and some homes for shared ownership.

What is shared ownership

Shared ownership is a great way of buying your own home, without having to find a huge deposit up front. With shared ownership you can buy a share of a home and pay a low rent on the rest. This gives you a great alternative to renting, if you can't afford to buy a home outright.

To find out more, visit our
shared ownership pages

Why are you using this site?

There is a housing crisis and a shortage of affordable homes in the UK. In the Trowbridge Community area there are currently 518 households in need of a range of affordable rented homes, from one bedroom upwards.

There are also 155 households registered for shared ownership.

The John Bull site development is part of our plan to provide more affordable homes within Wiltshire, Mendip and BANES.

How big will the homes be?

Subject to planning, we will be providing a mixture of 2 and 3 bedroom homes.

What do you do with my data?

For information on how we collect and use your personal data, see our privacy notice.