MORE than 40 homes will be built on a derelict poultry farm on the outskirts of Hereford as part of a multi-million pound deal for the land.

Housing association Bromford has bought the land, off Roman Road, and the company said it would pave the way for a £7.9 million investment into the local area.

The 3.38-acre site, west of the A4110 Canon Pyon Road, will have 42 brand new homes built on it, 28 of which will be for affordable rent and 14 for shared ownership.

The derelict land had been home to a bungalow and a number of poultry houses in a former life, but Bromford Developments Limited said it would start demolition and clearance of the site in the next month, ahead of construction work starting in early 2022.

The land has retrospective planning permission from Herefordshire Council which was granted in November 2020.

Once building work starts, Bromford said the site will be known as The Paddocks and new customers are expected to begin moving in during the early part of 2023.

Senior land manager Nathan Deen said: “We’re really pleased to have acquired this piece of land on Roman Road, which will provide dozens of quality new homes for a range of customers and help to meet a growing demand in the local area.

“The cathedral city of Hereford is an increasingly sought-after place to live, and the site itself is just a short drive from the town centre with its many open spaces, pubs, restaurants, and other amenities.

"As one of the largest housing associations in the region, we know we have a responsibility to help tackle the country’s housing crisis and we believe this multi-million pound investment will help reinvigorate the nearby landscape whilst being sympathetic to the rolling countryside right on its doorstep.”