Pictured are Yorkshire Housing Chair Will Lifford, Stewart Brewster and William Brewster and Yorkshire Housing chief executive Mervyn Jones
Yorkshire Housing has opened a new £2.91m development of affordable rent houses and apartments at Aynham Close in Grassington.
Set in the picturesque Yorkshire Dales national park the 14 houses and 8 apartments offer local people who are priced out of the housing market a good quality home at a price they can afford.
The homes have been built by Skipton-based contractors MW & RF Brewster keeping money invested in the project in the local economy.
Yorkshire Housing recently secured £25m of government funding for affordable housing and plans to develop 3,000 new homes across Yorkshire over the next three years.
Yorkshire Housing chief executive Mervyn Jones said: “These new homes will play a big part in supporting local people to be able to live and work in the Grassington area. Developments of this size in national parks are unusual but we’re committed to delivering homes where they are needed. We’ve recently launched a large scale development programme and are keen to look at more opportunities to build essential homes in Craven and other areas of Yorkshire.”
The scheme was opened by leader of Craven District Council Coun Richard Foster, who said: ‘’the new development looks amazing and the homes are very high quality. The development is a big plus to the local community and I have already had some local people expressing their happiness about being successful in getting one of the new homes.’’
The new homes have been developed in partnership with Craven District Council, the Homes and Communities Agency and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.