RESIDENTS have moved into a new housing development in Glastonbury.

Plans for 60 homes on land off Old Wells Road in the town were given the green light in 2019.

The application, submitted by Elan Homes, states the homes would be divided over two sites: 31 at Uppingstock Farm, and 29 at Pear Tree Farm.

Now, residents have started to move into the new homes at the Avalon Development.

Elan regional sales manager Tracey Ball said: “We were really excited to be able to welcome the first residents to Avalon.

"Seeing people happily settling into their new homes is why we do what we do. The development has attracted a mix of buyers from those starting out and buying their first home, to families in need of extra space and more mature purchasers who are downsizing.

"One thing they have in common is that they recognise and value the ease of living owning a brand new home offers.

“New build homes really come into their own at this time of year thanks to a host of energy saving measures including highly efficient central heating systems.

"Instead of cranking up the thermostat trying to keep warm in an older property, our homeowners can sit back and relax in the style and comfort of their new home.

"As a result of the energy efficient features we include in our homes, buyers should find their household bills are lower while also limiting their impact on the environment.”

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The plans were given the go-ahead, despite residents fears over the safety of the new access road.

The development includes the formation of a new estate road junction midway along the site’s frontage onto Old Wells Road.

At the moment, 42 private-sale homes have already been sold or have 'early bird' reservations against them.

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