WDH will replace empty flats with brand new high quality homes

Published 28 April 2022

WDH is building 18 brand new homes on Marshall Drive in South Elmsall, where a block of disused one-bedroom flats once stood.

The housing association is working with local developer, Jack Lunn to build the new homes for affordable rent in South Elmsall.

The £2.4 million development includes one and two bedroom bungalows, two and three bedroom houses and one four bedroom home providing better places to live for local families, as well as older people or those with a disability.

The development supports WDH’s ambitions to offer high quality, energy efficient homes and these will feature LED lighting and condensing boilers to reduce heat waste and reduce carbon footprint.  Two of the plots will also come fitted with solar panels to help offset the rising cost of energy bills. All the homes will have off street parking and come with an electric vehicle charging point.

The development is part funded using £630,000 from the Homes England Wave 2 programme. These homes are being built as part of WDH’s involvement as a Delivery Partner within the Together Housing Group’s Strategic Partnership with Homes England to deliver affordable homes. The Strategic Partnership was awarded in January 2019 receiving £61.2 million to help deliver 1,331, additional affordable homes across the regions it operates. 

Sue Young, Executive Director of Development at WDH, said: “This is a great opportunity for us to work with Jack Lunn to deliver new, greener properties for affordable rent in a popular location. As a business we strive to create confident communities and this development will help provide more high quality, energy efficient homes for local families.”

Andrew Lunn, Construction Director at Jack Lunn, said: “It has been a great opportunity to work in partnership with WDH on such an exciting project. As a local developer we understand the urgent need for this type of housing and very much look forward to completing on these properties very soon.”

The development is due to be completed in summer 2022 and the homes will then be allocated through WDH’s Homesearch website.

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