A £3.6million development of 26 new affordable homes in Wellington has been completed.

The new homes, in Rockwell Green, have been built for the new Somerset West and Taunton Council.

The development has been ongoing for some time while the former Weavers Arms pub was demolished to make way for the homes.

The project started in January 2017.

A public toilet block and 10 Woolaway homes were also knocked down to make way for the project.

The new development consists of a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom properties, including flats, houses and bungalows.

The council says it has provided new modern and energy efficient homes, including five built to wheelchair accessible standards, to meet a range of housing needs in the area.

All 26 homes at the Weavers Arms site are affordable housing – subsidised, unlike open market housing – with the aim of meeting the needs of local people who may be priced out of other properties.

Two of the homes have been sold as shared ownership to broaden the type of tenures available and offer a form of low cost home-ownership.

Shane Smith, Development Manager at SWT, said: “We are so pleased to complete this development of 26 affordable homes in Wellington.

"These new properties are great quality, roomy and energy efficient and should make a real difference to the lives of people who will live in them.”