A HOUSING estate in Cirencester is to be demolished and rebuilt as part of a £4.5 million transformation.

Bromford have been granted planning permission to demolish 41 homes on Paterson Road and Golden Farm Road, forming part of Cirencester’s Beeches Estate which they say had become costly to heat and run.

In its place, 36 brand new one, two and three bed homes and flats will be constructed for rent and shared ownership.

The housing association was granted planning permission on Thursday, October 25, by Cotswold District Council.

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Bromford now have the green light to press ahead with their inaugural regeneration scheme, paving the way for a £4.5m investment in the area.

The Cirencester Regeneration Scheme was first announced in February 2017 and the housing provider has been working closely with customers ever since to find them alternative places to live.

All existing properties will be cleared by a local demolition contractor before construction work starts on site during 2019.

Charlie Jackson, Bromford’s head of localities, said: "Bromford is committed to providing each of our customers with a high quality home that supports them to be their best and we’re delighted to receive planning permission to invest in Cirencester and breathe new life into the Beeches Estate.

"Gloucestershire is an area we can really make a difference in and with the UK’s housing shortage showing no signs of slowing down, financially strong organisations like Bromford have a central role to play in investing in new and existing homes and services.

"We know the demand for affordable properties to rent is high and by incorporating shared ownership into the site we are also giving people who can’t necessarily afford to buy on the open market a brilliant opportunity to get on the property ladder."