We're working with Sovereign to deliver affordable homes at Emersons Green

12 February 2015

Two local housing associations are to provide more than 100 affordable homes in the first phase of the new Lyde Green community being built at Emersons Green in South Gloucestershire.

We're working with Sovereign Housing Association to deliver the homes for social rent and shared ownership at the new development, which lies eight miles north-east of Bristol.

Initially, we will provide 67 homes, built by Taylor Wimpey and Linden Homes. Sovereign will provide 42 homes constructed by Persimmon and Barratt.

The first residents will begin occupying these homes later this month.

“This is a significant new community on the outskirts of Bristol and we are delighted to be involved in it,” said James Gibson, Sovereign’s Regional Development Director.

“South Gloucestershire is an important growth area for us; we have developed a very fruitful relationship with the local authority and developed a good track record of investing in new communities in this area.”

Chris Dawson, our Development Manager, said: “We’re excited to be starting work on this important development, bringing much needed new affordable housing to South Gloucestershire.”

There will eventually be 500 affordable homes at Lyde Green, a community that will include primary and secondary schools, leisure facilities, a local centre and employment opportunities.


  • Peter Tully

    Delighted to hear of your projects in Emerson Green and Highbridge.Please mail me more details if available. .I would be interested in shared ownership which applies to my present home in Blakeney. thank you.

  • Hector Leachman

    will there be any private rental properties at Lyde Green? if yes we will be interested.

  • Lauren Haasz

    Hi Peter, thanks for your comment. I will ask our Homeownership Sales Team to add you to their mailing list for updates on homes as they come available in Emersons Green and Highbridge. Lauren

  • Lauren Haasz

    Hi Hector, thanks for your comment. We're offering social rent at Emersons Green, but I'm sure that there will be homes available for private rent too. It's worth checking on Right Move to see if anything comes up: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-to-rent/Emersons-Green.html Lauren

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