£4m homes scheme completed in Barnoldswick

Residents will soon begin moving into a new £4m affordable housing development after contractors handed the scheme over to housing officials.

BarnoldswickHousing2The 46 homes in Valley Road, Barnoldswick, have been developed on behalf Housing Pendle, a member of the Together Housing Group, which is making them available for affordable rent to local families.

The development was brought forward by specialist housing developer Mulbury Homes with regional construction firm Harbur Construction building the new properties.

The two and three-bedroom terraced homes have revitalised a 2.3 acre area of vacant scrubland. The road leading into the development has been named Scothern Close to honour Ian Scothern, a well-known local businessman and cricketer who passed away earlier this year.

Kevin Morris, construction manager for Mulbury Homes, said: “The craftsmanship and quality of the build on these properties is very high and they look great too. The local community has been incredibly supportive throughout the whole process and can be rightly proud of these new homes, which will help ease the demand for affordable housing in the area.”

Richard Hutchinson, managing director at Harbur Construction, said: “It’s always very pleasing to see a development take shape and then to see the homes completed and handed over to the customer. We’re pleased now that local families can begin moving in and benefiting from these energy-efficient affordable homes.”

Janette Taylor, head of Housing Pendle, added: “These homes are a huge boost not only to the new occupants but to the local economy. There is a shortage of affordable homes across Pendle, but we are building quality schemes across the borough to meet this need."