Wednesday, August 10, 2022

WDH to build 1,920 new affordable homes in Yorkshire

Yorkshire social housing provider, WDH, is to develop 1,920 new homes for affordable rent and sale through shared ownership across the county.

The new homes will be delivered over the next five years, alongside an investment of over £150 million in improving WDH’s existing homes to help build better places for people to live, helping to create more confident communities.

Sue Young, executive director of investment at WDH, said: “It is our vision to create confident and sustainable communities by building new, affordable homes in Yorkshire. Our partnerships with Jack Lunn and other developers will help us provide high quality family homes for affordable rent and for sale through shared ownership providing a range of options for people to get on the property ladder or pay a more affordable rent as the cost of living goes up.

“It will also allow us to achieve our ambition of building more energy efficient homes each year. Building new homes allows us to continue to generate income that we can put back into improving our existing housing stock, as well as providing vital support services for our customers.”

Recently Cllr Denise Jeffery, leader of Wakefield Council, visited one of WDH’s new build schemes at Marshall Drive in South Elmsall. The £2.4 million, 18 home development by Jack Lunn Ltd, includes one and two bedroom bungalows, two and three bedroom houses and one four bedroom home for affordable rent, providing better places to live for local families, as well as older people or those with a disability.

Cllr Denise Jeffery, leader of Wakefield Council, said: “I was very impressed with the site at South Elmsall, the homes have given the area a new lease of life, replacing the old flats that stood there. Creating new and affordable homes is extremely important. Having a good home that is safe and warm gives stability and reduces pressure that people might be under, whilst supporting them to keep their jobs and spend locally.

“This forms part of a much larger programme of activity led by the Council to increase affordable housing supply across our district, including the release of our own land to enable the delivery of high-quality affordable homes that meet the specific needs of our residents.”

This project, which is due for completion in Summer 2022, is just one of many new build projects from WDH.

Andrew Lunn, construction director at Jack Lunn Ltd, said: “It has been a great opportunity to work in partnership with WDH on such an exciting project in South Elmsall. As a local developer we understand the urgent need for this type of housing and very much look forward to completing on these properties very soon and looking at future developments with WDH.”

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