ECLT Project One
Fullers Close NOW Available for bids on Homeseeker
Aster Homes began advertising 12 of the Fullers Close properties for rent, via the Homeseeker Plus lettings system. The following are avaiable for bidding until October 6th :
- 1 x Three bed semi
- 6 x Two bed semi
- 2 x First Floor one bed Flat
- 3 x One bed Bungalow
Only one of each type is shown for bidding so that Aster will have a single list for each type. For example, there will be a single list for the two-bed semis and the top 6 qualifying applicants, (i.e. Eastington connected and then ranked by Homeseeker rules within that) will be offered the 6 homes available.
Do not despair if you appear to be a long way down the list. Initial demand for these homes has been very high and Aster will have the task of sifting out those people who have applied but have no connection at all to Eastington. Although the advertisment clearly states that a local connection is required, dozens of people have applied anyway, illustrating the wider need for projects like ECLT in many more parishes.
Second advertisment round
This process will be repeated for the following three weeks, 7th October until 27th October to offer the remaining 11 properties:
- 2 x Three bed semi
- 5 x Two bed semi
- 2 x Ground Floor one bed Flat
- 2 x One bed Bungalow
ECLT has no part in the Homeseeker process, apart from having organised the priority criteria for local people through a legal agreement with Stroud DC and Aster Homes. Please see our website at eclt.eastington.website for full details.
Fullers Close remains a hive of activity as the builders E.G.Carter take advantage of the Indian Summer weather. The hope remains that some of the homes will be ready before Xmas, weather and Covid-related complications permitting. We are grateful to Ken Bailey for these drone photos :
ECLT Project Two
First draft for public consideration
Already, the high number of people applying for the affordable homes at Fullers Close in September 2020 shows that ECLTs plans for Project Two are more than justified. Because it takes 3 to 4 years to go from “bright idea” to “tenants in homes”, ECLT started planning in late 2019 for about 30 affordable homes, to include 10 or 12 affordable shared ownership homes.
Progress on Project Two
Thanks to two local landowners making a field available at an affordable value, we now have a first draft layout for public consideration. The location is next to the OHMG Community Centre:
Normally, we would have Drop-in Displays at the village hall but this is not possible with Covid-19.
This will not be the final layout by any means but the first step in keeping everyone informed, stage by stage of the planning process.
Design considerations started by leaving an area of open land to respect the setting of the listed buildings (dotted arc).
Engineering detail includes an acoustic bund and fence, similar to that for Fullers Close. The site is very well placed for all utilities and has excellent highway visibility.
A footpath through to the OHMG and Snakey Park will benefit Claypits residents as well as the new tenants.
We welcome any comments or suggestions by letter to the Secretary at the address below, by e-mail to email@example.com or by using the comment box on our website eclt.eastington.website where there is also more detail.
ECLT is a Registered Society under the Co-operative and Community Benefits Societies Act 2014, registration number 7425.
Registered address: Hazel Cottage, Millend, Eastington, Stonehouse, Glos. GL10 3SF 01453 823425