Made possible through an investment of £8.9m, work has started on a new affordable housing development in Dinnington, Rotherham.
The development off Swinston Hill Road will provide 46 new homes, with 26 available for affordable rent and 20 for shared ownership, all managed by social housing provider WDH.
The scheme is part-funded by a grant from WDH’s strategic partnership with the Government’s housing and regeneration agency, Homes England.
Constructed by Hoober Urban Partnerships, the scheme will also see a derelict house demolished to create a new access road into the development.
The development is expected to complete in winter 2024 with new residents moving in soon after.
Ian Penn, service director for Development at WDH, said: “It is our vision to create confident and sustainable communities.
“We are delighted to be working with Hoober Urban Partnership again, as this site follows our successful scheme together in Wombwell.
“This new housing scheme will create much needed affordable homes in Dinnington and be of real benefit to the local community.
“This development will allow more families to get on the housing ladder through shared ownership or to find the home they need through affordable rent.”
David Wroe, director of Hoober Urban Partnerships, said: “We are delighted to commence work on a second site with WDH, bringing affordable homes to Dinnington.
“This type of housing is more important than ever, and we look forward to delivering another high-quality scheme together.”
James Clark, Rotherham Council’s assistant director for Housing, said: “The Council is committed to building new homes for local people living in Rotherham, and this development will offer more residents an opportunity to find the right housing for them.
“The Council is pleased to be working with WDH and Hoober Urban Partnerships during this project to provide affordable, modern housing.”
Image: Groundbreaking at Swinston Hill Road – Ian Penn, Nathan Bull (management for Bromley), David Wroe, James Clark, Jordan Stead (Hoober contracts manager), Craig Low (Hoober Hhead of Commercial). Credit: Shaun Flannery
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