£6m project delivers new homes for Peak District

Construction work has started on a new £6.1m housing development that will bring 66 new homes to a Peak District town.

Designed by Lancashire-based architects Croft Goode, the development, on almost five acres of land off Long Lane, Chapel-en-le-Frith is a joint venture between Equity Housing Group and Seddon Housing Partnerships.

The new homes will be a mix of two and three bedroom houses, bungalows and apartments and will be made available for sale, shared ownership and rent. All the homes will meet Level 3 of the Code for Sustainable Homes and will be built using affordable modern methods of construction.

The site lies across two plots of rough grassland next to existing housing. It benefits from good transport and train links and is located within easy reach of a number of schools, shops, leisure facilities and work places.

David Croft, a director of Croft Goode Architects, said: “There is high demand for new family homes in the area, and these new properties will provide a real boost, both in terms of the different size and tenure available.”

David Fisher, chief executive of Equity Housing Group, said: “This development will make a real difference to the local community and to people’s lives. It’s another example of how Equity is working with its partners to provide exclusive opportunities for rent and home ownership that wouldn’t otherwise be available.”

Paul Hulme, development director at Seddon Housing Partnerships, said: “We are delighted that work is now underway on this scheme which is delivering significant investment and much needed new homes within the area. We are sure that there will be a huge demand for these high quality, very desirable properties.” Work on the development is expected to be complete in August 2015.