Work is underway on a ‘first of its kind’ development in Moreton.

Two dozen 1950s properties have been demolished to make way for 28 new homes by housing association Bromford.

In a “ground-breaking” move, the new homes are being built in a factory in Yorkshire and will be transported to the Stockwells site next spring.

Bromford’s regeneration project manager Millie Nicholls said: “This is the first development of its kind for us in the Cotswolds, providing homes built in offsite in a factory.

“Homes built using modern methods of construction such as this are going to become much more commonplace in the years ahead as developers seek to make homes more sustainable.

“We’re now preparing the site for the delivery of the homes, which are already being built in the factory.”

The Stockwells site was previously a street of 24 properties built in the 1950s, as a quick solution to the housing shortage of the time.

However, in recent years their condition had deteriorated which gave the Bromford the idea to regenerate the neighbourhood.

In total, 28 two and three-storey bedroom homes will be built to replace them.

With the demolition complete, Bromford is now laying the groundwork and putting the foundations in place, ready for the delivery of the homes, which are being built by ilke Homes in their Yorkshire factory.

They’ll be transported to the site and installed over an eight-week period in spring 2023.

Ms Nicholls added: “At a time when rising energy prices are contributing to a cost-of-living crisis, we’re proud that these homes will be among the most energy efficient we have ever built.

“And they’ll all be available for local people to rent once they are completed next year.”

Bromford secured £240m from Homes England in 2022 when it was named one of the Government agencies strategic partners.

Part of this funding has been used to finance the new homes at Stockwells.

The development is also being part-funded by a £550,000 grant from Cotswold District Council to provide additional sustainable features such as solar panels and air source heat pumps.

Councillor Joe Harris, leader of Cotswold District Council, said: “I am thrilled that this development is now underway and thanks to the investment the Council has provided, the homes will be built in a way which will reduce their carbon impact which is good for tackling climate change and significantly lower the cost of energy bills for tenants. Providing affordable homes is very important to us but it’s not just about rent, it’s about living costs too.”