First Step Homes
Affordable homes in South West England
First Step Homes (FSH) is the largest private developer of affordable housing in the South West of England.
FSH develop high quality houses that are only available for local people to buy or rent and at prices they can afford.
Please browse through our website to find out more about what we offer and to see if you qualify for one of our current or forthcoming developments.
FSH are proud to announce that their recently completed development at Hellier’s Lane, Cheddar has been recognised as one of the top 50 affordable housing developments in the UK by the Chartered Institute of Housing (CIH) who are “the independent voice for housing and the home of professional standards” (CIH website May 2013).
Hellier’s Lane was also a finalist in the 2013 Chartered Institute of Housing awards for ‘Best large development of the year’. These awards were “established in 1997 to recognise excellence across the housing sector” (CIH website May 2013). The awards, now in their 17th year, attracted more than 300 entries.
Helliers Lane is a rural exception scheme providing 77 units of affordable housing in the Somerset village of Cheddar. The two to four bedroom houses and one and two bedroom flats have been developed by a partnership between First Step Homes, Guinness Hermitage (part of The Guinness Partnership), Sedgemoor District Council’s Affordable Housing Team, Cheddar Parish Council and the Homes and Communities Agency.