£4m project delivers new housing for Pendle town

Published:  13 May, 2014

Building work has started on a £4m development of 46 new affordable homes in Barnoldswick, Lancashire.

The two and three-bedroom terraced homes will revitalise a 2.3 acre area of vacant scrubland off Valley Road in the Pendle town.

Specialist affordable housing developer Mulbury Homes is developing the energy-efficient properties on behalf of Housing Pendle, a member of the Together Housing Group. The homes are to be made available for affordable rent to local families.

Greg Mulligan, director of Mulbury Homes, said: “This is the latest in a number of schemes we have developed on behalf of Housing Pendle, helping to increase the supply of affordable housing and regenerating communities across the region.

“We are pleased to get building work started following detailed consultations with the local community. We’re confident that all residents in the area will benefit greatly from the development which has been designed to complement existing homes in the area.”

Janette Taylor, head of Housing Pendle, said: “We are constantly looking to develop new, affordable homes across our communities to meet the needs of the future.

“The homes are built to the Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and adhere to Secured by Design guidelines so they are energy efficient and safe.

“The Together Housing Group is working hard to meet the needs of the housing market in these tough times and we’re looking forward to seeing the homes progress.”

The homes, being built by Manchester-based Harbur Construction, are scheduled to be completed at the end of March 2015.

The properties meet the Homes and Communities Agency’s design and quality standards, including Housing Quality Indicators, Secured by Design and Building for Life assessments.

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