Witney MP Robert Courts and local councillors in Carterton recently joined Cottsway in an official opening to celebrate near-completion of a development, off Upavon Way - named Mason Close after a long-standing West Oxfordshire district Councillor - George Mason.
The site was transformed from a disused pub and petrol station into 46 modern homes for affordable rent by people in housing need. These include 11 one-bed flats, 16 two-bed flats, 10 two-bed houses and 9 three-bed houses. The homes will all be available for affordable rent at 80 per cent market rent value.
Robert Courts MP added, "It was a pleasure to attend the opening of Cottsway's new affordable housing scheme in Upavon Way, Carterton. This attractive development of 100% affordable homes replaces a derelict garage and petrol station, and was supported by £2.5 million of central government funding.
This is a perfect example of delivering the right homes in the right places - something I have been campaigning on for some time - regenerating a disused brownfield site to provide much-needed affordable homes for local people.
Very fitting that the site is named after George Mason, a celebrated former District Councillor and Deputy Mayor of Carterton."