Work underway on new council housing schemes in Catcliffe and Swallownest

By Michael Upton | 09/01/2018

Work underway on new council housing schemes in Catcliffe and Swallownest
Left to right: Stuart Oxley, managing director, O & P Construction; Cllr Dominic Beck, cabinet member for housing, and borough councillors Lyndsay Pitchley and Mike Elliot.

A COUNCIL scheme to provide new housing for prospective tenants has entered its second phase.

At Grange Road in Swinton, three flats have already been converted to five one-bedroom properties and one two-bedroom property, all of which are now let.

Now contractors for Rotherham Borough Council have begun work on new bungalows which will be built over the next three years across the borough. 

These will be a combination of bungalows for those aged over 55 and some larger bungalows for families with a disabled family member.   

The council’s cabinet member for housing, Cllr Dominic Beck, said: “I am proud to have launched these important schemes in the borough to add new homes to our council housing stock that are either being built or adapted to meet the changing needs of our residents.”

In all, 20 new bungalows will be added to the council’s stock, in locations including Swallownest and Catcliffe, to help meet the need for single storey, accessible properties.

The bungalows, jointly funded by the council and the Homes and Communities Agency, are being built by local housing building firm, O & P Construction.

The first phase of building the bungalows begins over two sites — Catherine Avenue in Swallownest and St Mary’s Drive in Catcliffe. 

Both sites are scheduled for completion by April.

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