A Bradford-based housing provider has begun clearing the way for the construction of 42 new “affordable” homes on the site of former flats in Shipley.
The scheme at Valley road is being delivered by Incommunities. Following the site clearance, Casey Construction will begin building the new homes over the next few weeks, with construction expected to be complete in summer 2024.
The new development, named ‘Valley View’, is situated next to Shipley Fire Station, and will transform land that has been empty for the last eight years.
There will be 32 two-bedroom homes, and 10 three-bedroom homes, which will be available through the Affordable Rent, Shared Ownership and Rent to Buy schemes.
Graeme Scott, executive director of development and assets at Incommunities, said: “We’re really pleased to be able to share that we’re starting construction of these new affordable homes at Valley Road.
“Providing high quality affordable homes remains one of our major commitments, so we’re delighted that we can build these homes in such a prime location. It’s such a major route into Bradford, within walking distance to both Shipley town centre and Frizinghall train station, I’m sure these homes will be popular with local people.”
The development of the new homes is being partly funded by the government’s housing and regeneration agency, Homes England.
Valley View will be the latest new build development by Incommunities designed, it says, to improve the standard of affordable housing in the region.
It follows the creation of similar Incommunities schemes in the Bradford district, the Millgrove development off Manchester Road, due for completion this year, and Crossley Wood in Bingley, scheduled for completion in early 2024.
Over the coming years, the housing association says it is committed to delivering larger-scale mixed developments, encompassing affordable rent, social rent, rent to buy, and shared ownership.
Councillor Alex Ross-Shaw, Bradford Council’s executive member for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “The council’s housing development team is working hard with our partners to make sure more affordable homes are being built across the district.
“We are delighted that work has started on preparing the ground for 42 new affordable homes in Shipley. These homes will be in an excellent location and will be a real boost for the area.”
Main image: The site in Valley Road, Shipley
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