We are pleased to announce that work has started on site to create seven new large family homes for social (sub-market) rent in Hopwood Lane, Halifax.
Photo of the team on site, with Councillor Dan Sutherland (Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment) and local Councillor Jenny Lynn.
This development will provide affordable homes for local families at a social rent and with a secure tenancy. These large, high-quality and energy-efficient homes will feature three to four bedrooms and two reception rooms. Designed with the local community in mind, the homes will meet the needs of a range of households, including those with family members who have disabilities.
Following a well-attended community consultation event on Monday 26th September, the designs for the new homes were universally welcomed. Halifax-based local contractor West End Joiners & Builders has been appointed to build the properties, which are due for completion in January 2018.
The site is adjacent to the King Cross Cricket Bowling and Athletic Club and it was previously waste ground and an occasional use car park. The development has also facilitated the release of land to the sports club and has helped secure the future of the sports club for the benefit of members and the local community.
Funding of £238,000 has been received as a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA). The remaining investment will be made by ourselves, who as a registered social landlord re-invests profits into building new homes, improving existing ones and supporting local communities.
Calderdale Council’s Cabinet Member for Planning, Housing and Environment, Cllr Daniel Sutherland
“We know that we need more affordable homes in Calderdale and this development with give local families the option of good quality homes that they can afford to live in. It’s also great news that this little used piece of land is being given a new lease of life, making the area more attractive and also benefitting the local sports club. This is just part of our ongoing commitment to developing new homes across Calderdale, working in partnership with Connect Housing.”
Martyn Broadest, Director of Home for Connect Housing said:
“As a social landlord with properties across West Yorkshire, we not only provide affordable homes for people to live, but we invest any profits back into our local communities. This development is a great example of successful partnership working with Calderdale Council, to create high-quality family homes in an area where they are much needed.”
Posted on Friday 7th April 2017