THE MULGRAVE Estate has handed over the management of six new properties in Lythe to a housing association.
They have been taken on by Broadacres Housing Association but will be managed by Yorkshire Coast Homes and tenants are already settling in.
Work on building the houses – five two-bedroom and one three-bedroom homes – started in Januray and has been completed on time.
The housing development is one of a series of projects undertaken by the Mulgrave Estate, which is the main landlord in the area, in a bid to benefit local families and the local community.
Over recent years it has given land and substantial funding for sports centre in Lythe, which provides villagers with facilities for football, cricket and bowls among other activities.
It has also refurbished the village shop and soon-to-be reopened post office, and has taken steps to ensure Lythe’s pub – The Stiddy – remains a thriving heart of the village.
The location of the houses, which was formerley unused in-fill land, is close to the local school, shop, pub and soon to re-opne post office.
John Hoyes, Mulgrave Estate’s resident land agent, said: “We’re delighted with the new homes in Lythe. They are of the very best quality and embody our philosophy of building and maintaining homes that form the heart of strong communities.”
Chris France, director of planning at the North York Moors National Park Authority, also welcomed the development. He said: “Vibrant communities are as much a part of the North York Moors as its natural beauty and the provision of affordable housing is key to enabling young people and families to live in the area in which they grew up.
“The fact that the new homes at Lythe make use of green technologies makes them all the more welcome.”