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£3m affordable housing development in Lancaster completed

A multi million pound affordable housing development in Lancaster has been completed.

Lancaster’s City Council’s Deputy Leader and ward councillors paid a visit to the new Great Places’ scheme at Craven Court in Skerton.

Cllr Caroline Jackson, Deputy Leader of Lancaster City Council and Cabinet Member for Housing and Homelessness at Lancaster City Council, and local Skerton ward councillors Sandra Thornberry, Martin Gawith and Robert Redfern were joined by Helen Spencer, Executive Director of Growth and Paul Mayo, Senior Construction Manager at Terra Nova Developments on a tour of the site.

The councillors also had an opportunity to meet with some of the customers who have recently moved into new homes.

Part-funded by Homes England, the Craven Court development of 12 three-bed houses and 2 two-bed bungalows for shared ownership, was one of the first developments to be delivered by Terra Nova, the firm’s in-house construction company, and was marketed by Great Places’ shared ownership specialists, Plumlife Homes.

Commenting on the visit, Cllr. Jackson said: ‘’In Lancaster we’ve got a real need for affordable housing, so it’s been great to see this new shared ownership development that is providing people with the opportunity to get onto the housing ladder.

‘’It was a pleasure to meet some of the new residents and hear how happy they are with their new homes, and I’d like to thank Great Places Housing Group, Terra Nova Developments, Plumlife Homes and Homes England for their partnership and commitment to delivering high-quality and sustainable housing in our area.’’

Helen Spencer, Executive Director of Growth at Great Places, added: “We’re delighted to have had the opportunity to show the Councillors around Craven Court and to speak with some of our new residents.

‘’We’re very proud of the work we have done to deliver these high-quality homes in Lancaster, providing much-needed affordable homes in the area, offering a mix of homes ideal for families and those looking to downsize with excellent access to local facilities and transport links.’’

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