Work is underway on Broadacres’ latest affordable housing development in a North Yorkshire village.
With its developing partner Esh Construction, Broadacres is building 12 new homes on land in the centre of Huby, which is situated between York and Easingwold.
Due for completion in early 2021, the two- and three-bed properties will be allocated to people with a connection to Huby or the wider Hambleton area.
Broadacres says the construction of the new homes is part of its strategy to ensure rural communities remain affordable and sustainable for future generations.
The £1.8m scheme, which is being built on farmland behind Huby School on Tollerton Road, comprises eight rented and four shared-ownership properties.
The shared ownership properties mean that people can buy a 25% share in a home for £62,500, with the option to increase their share to 80% if they wish to do so in the future.
They then pay rent on the remaining amount to Broadacres.
Broadacres has received £486,000 in funding toward the scheme from Homes England.
Commenting on the development Broadacres’ chief executive Gail Teasdale said: “We are delighted to be well underway on our latest residential development in North Yorkshire.
“It comes on the back of recently completed schemes in Malton and Helmsley and a development very close to completion at Carlton Miniott.
“The schemes all have one thing in common and that is they are providing homes, either rented or for sale, for people with connections to these rural communities so we can ensure they remain sustainable for future generations.
“It is Broadacres’ vision to become the best rural housing provider in the UK and Huby is an excellent example of the kind of scheme that, working closely with our local partners, will enable us to realise this ultimate goal.”
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“Maximise local economic benefit”
Esh Living’s divisional director Gary Dobson said: “We are pleased to continue our successful partnership with Broadacres Housing Association.
“This scheme is a welcome addition to our £30m portfolio of commercial build and affordable housing across Teesside and North Yorkshire.
“This neat, well situated scheme will provide much-needed affordable housing which is key to ensuring rural communities remain sustainable for future generations.
“As always, we will do our utmost to maximise local economic benefit by procuring local and employing a local workforce.”
Broadacres recently appointed a new chair after Colin Wilkie reached the end of his statutory six-year term.
Helen Simpson took up her new role earlier this month on 10 August.
Main image: Broadacres’ project coordinator, Jess Box (centre), with Esh construction site manager David Matthews (right) and contracts manager Darran Milne (left).