Latest batch of council homes to be opened

By Sarah Snow | 03/08/2011 0 comments

Latest batch of council homes to be opened

THE last in a new batch of new council homes in Rotherham will be officially opened next week.

In all, 21 new homes have been built at Albany Road, Kilnhurst, and the eight not yet occupied will be handed over to the Mayor of Rotherham, Cllr Shaun Wright, on Tuesday

The new properties, comprising two, three and four bed accommodation, are the fourth development in a £2.6 million scheme that has already built new developments in Newland Avenue and Stone Park Close, Maltby and Wood Street, Thrybergh.

Cllr Rose NcNeely, Cabinet Member for Neighbourhoods said: “This remarkable development is already providing wonderful much-needed new homes for the authority's tenants.

“These houses have been built to an incredibly high specification and offer high energy-efficient living as standard.”

Rotherham Borough Council intends to build 132 more council homes, with the Homes and Communities Agency, by the end of Autumn after receiving £8.7 million from the National Affordable Housing programme.

Tamsin Hart, project manager for the Homes and Communities Agency said: “It is great that our investment continues to provide local people with the homes that they want available in a way that they can afford.

“I am really pleased that the council is on track to provide new homes for 597 people by the end of the year.”

Remaining properties will be available throughout the year and will include 29 at Albert Road, West Melton; 29 at Rother View Road, Canklow; and five in newly named Whitehill Willow, Brinsworth.

Any existing council tenant interested in letting one of these properties should contact the Rotherham key Choices Property Shop on 01709 336005.

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