Housing development back on track

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THE SANCTUARY Group’s new £1.1million affordable housing development will finally get underway this week.

Developer Bramall Construction has secured the contract to build 11 family homes on Glaisdale High Street.

The development has had numerous delays in the past, most significantly when previous contractor ROK was placed into administration, but now the work could be complete in as little as 36 weeks.

Rob Harbourne, Sanctuary’s regional development manager, said: “We are delighted to announce the start of this exciting project which will bring some much-needed high-quality affordable housing that meets the needs of residents from the local community.”

The scheme will compromise a mix of two and three bedroom houses, seven of which will be available for rent, four for sale, through the Government’s New Build HomeBuy shared ownership scheme.

Rotherham-based Bramall Construction have also recently secured contracts with Bradford Metropolitan District Council and Synergy and Chevin Housing Association in Leeds, with the total value of the three contracts estimated at £9.9million.

Neil Robertson, Business Development Manager at Bramall, said: “We are delighted with this hat-trick of contract wins across Yorkshire which highlights our strength as a leading developer in the region.”

The new development has received the strong backing of local residents who were consulted on the proposals and has been made possible thanks to the combined efforts of Sanctuary, Glaisdale Parish Council, North York Moors National Park, Scarborough Borough Council, Smith Smalley Architects and Bramall Construction.

Dilys Jones, area manager for the Homes and Communities Agency, said: “It is wonderful that we are able to help provide 11 homes in a rural village such as Glaisdale.

“The choice of both rental or sale houses and two and three bedroom homes will provide families with an affordable way to live in the homes they want in their local community.”

The Sanctuary Group manages over 78,000 homes throughout the UK and as a non-profit organisation all income goes towards maintaining high standards and updating and developing services.