Work has started on affordable homes at a multi-million pound housing development on the edge of Coventry.
The new £3.9 million development of 21 affordable homes is being created in Ryton-on-Dunsmore.
The site, just off High Street in Ryton, was formerly a coal yard and has appropriately been named the Old Coal Yard.
The properties being built are be a mix of two and three-bedroom homes.
Some will be available under shared ownership schemed, while others will be offered on an affordable rent basis.
The development is set for completion in spring 2020, with the homes themselves constructed using an off-site manufactured timber-frame system.
Providing much-needed affordable homes
The brownfield site development is being built by the Deeley Group, in partnership with Waterloo Housing Group, Rugby Borough Council and Homes England.
Cllr Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and homes, said: “Working with our partners, we aim to increase both the number and choice of properties available in the borough while supporting sustainable development.
“The development of the Old Coal Yard in Ryton-on-Dunsmore supports this vision, bringing a brownfield site back into use by building a range of affordable new homes for rent and shared ownership.”
Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “We are very pleased to be working with such great partners in delivering much-needed affordable homes for the area.
“We are bringing into use a brownfield site and giving it new purpose as homes for the local community.
“It is a great example of how we can identify a site, work with partners to develop a scheme that’s right for the area, and then, through our construction division, deliver the development.
“This is an area of the market we know very well, having created several schemes of affordable homes over recent years, and we know just what it means to the people who will build their lives in these homes.”
Neil Adie, development director (east) for Waterloo Housing Group, said: “Waterloo Housing Group is pleased to be working in partnership with Rugby Borough Council, Homes England and Deeley Group to provide much need affordable rented housing for local people and to help others into home ownership through the shared ownership initiative.”
By Enda Mullen
Source: Coventry Telegraph