Two Castles starts work on £1.65m affordable housing scheme

Published:  03 September, 2012

CARLISLE: Two Castles Housing Association is furthering its commitment to providing affordable homes for local people in Carlisle, after work started on a £1.65 million scheme at Newtown Meadows, Brookside.

The development at Newtown Meadows, which is being built in partnership with affordable housing developer Lovell and Carlisle City Council, is being supported by an investment of £325,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency’s (HCA) Affordable Homes Programme.

The scheme forms part of the ongoing regeneration of the area and will provide a further 13 new two and three-bedroom semi-detached homes to rent, for people in the greatest housing need.

The development at Newtown Meadows follows the completion of a further four affordable townhouses for rent by Two Castles, built by Lovell on its nearby Raffles regeneration development, with the City Council.

The latest development, on further housing land brought forward in partnership by Carlisle City Council and Lovell, will see each property built to Level Three of the Code for Sustainable Homes and will include a number of energy-efficient features which will help to reduce overall energy bills for tenants.

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