20 affordable homes coming to Newent with long-term partner Cotswold Oak

Gloucester-based housing association Two Rivers Housing has signed a new contract to deliver 20 affordable homes in Newent.

The contract with Cotswold Oak will provide local families with affordable housing options including 14 affordable homes for rent and six Shared Ownership homes at Bradford Lane in Newent.

The housing association has previously completed developments at sites in Alvington, Staunton, and Corse with Cotswold Oak. Together with the newest contract, the ongoing partnership will have delivered a total of 46 affordable homes across Gloucestershire.

Angharad Hodge, Head of Development at Two Rivers Housing, said: “There is a real need for more affordable housing in Gloucestershire and the surrounding areas. Establishing long-term relationships with development partners like Cotswold Oak are key to helping us deliver on our commitment to increasing the amount of affordable homes in our communities.

“We are always impressed by the quality of the homes that Cotswold Oak develop and look forward to working with them again on future projects.”

Russell Thompson, Managing Director at Cotswold Oak added: “As a family run, local developer, working with housing associations enables us to play a part in supporting families in our communities. We are delighted to be partnering with Two Rivers Housing again – their commitment to providing quality homes for their tenants makes them an excellent development partner.”

In 2018, Two Rivers Housing pledged to build 1,000 new affordable homes in its communities by 2028. As of January 2023, the Group has built 509 and manages more than 4,400 homes across Gloucestershire and the surrounding area.