We’ve just heard confirmation that our project for Phase 2 of Bridport Cohousing has received planning consent by a unanimous committee decision at the West Dorset District Council Planning Committee! This is amazing news for the resident group who have been driving the project over many years with support from us and many others. The project will now deliver 54 affordable homes for local people in an innovative model that is a more neighbourly, more sustainable, and more affordable way to live. Cohousing provides a mutually supportive intentional neighbourhood where residents have private individual homes with a variety of shared facilities. The development is set to be delivered with support from the Community Led Housing Grant, in partnership with Bournemouth Church Housing Association (BCHA), and will be powered and heated using an innovative microgrid photovoltaic array that serves the whole development and makes use of the high performance AECB silver, Passivhaus Standard building fabric and South facing orientation.