Project overview

We are building 54 new Council homes for social rent at Rainbow Way (off Seaward Way) in Minehead, due for completion during Summer 2024.  The properties will be a mix of 33 flats and 21 houses, with two, three, and four bedroom houses and one or two bedroom apartments.

The housing project has ambitious energy performance targets, being net zero in occupation.  To lower energy bills for residents, we will install low carbon technologies including:

  • Photovoltaic solar panels
  • Thermal storage with smart controllers
  • Air source heat pumps
  • Innovative clay Porotherm, blocks that insulate and retain heat
  • Mechanical Ventilation and Heat Recovery
  • High performance insultation and glazing
  • Airtight
  • Large Balconies to apartments
  • Bin & Bike Stores with Sedum green ‘living roof’
  • Electric car charging points

If you would like to know more please read our information booklet

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Rainbow Way Information Booklet July 2024

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Travel Plan

A travel plan is required as part of the planning requirements for the Seaward Way development. The digital travel information pack is available below for all to access.

This information enables you to find out about the sustainable travel choices available to you and provides an opportunity for you to try different ways to travel. The key benefits of travelling sustainable include saving money, keeping fit and also reducing your carbon footprint.

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Seaward Way – Travel Information Pack

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How to rent one of our properties

Properties will be available to those registered on the Homefinder Somerset website.  Priority for the new properties, a mix of two, three and four-bedroom houses and one- and two-bedroom flats will be given to those living, in or having connections to Minehead, and the adjoining parishes of Minehead Without, Selworthy, Wootton Courtenay, Timberscombe and Dunster.

For more information about home finder please see Homefinder Somerset.

Last reviewed: July 17, 2024 by Neil

Next review due: January 17, 2025

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