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£1.1 million HCA fund boost for rural affordable homes project

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Communities, Finance

£1.1 million HCA fund boost for rural affordable homes project £1.1 million HCA fund boost for rural affordable homes project

The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) has announced a loan investment of £1,169,425 to unlock a rural 18-home site in Brockholes, Kirklees.

It is the first contract of 'Get Britain Building Round Two' and feature a mixture two and three-bedroom affordable starter homes for local people.

The homes, the first of which will be completed in the summer, will use the latest timber frame technology, with the frames, roof trusses and floorings all being made less than 15 miles from the development by Heywood Timber Engineering.

Mark Harrington, project manager at the HCA, said: "It is satisfying to see how our investment of £1,169,425 is being spent to not only create homes but also support local businesses and help safeguard local employment. I look forward to visiting the site at The Cuttings, Brockholes to see progress after Christmas. Across Yorkshire GBB will be ensuring that our partners can provide over 1,500 new homes."

Stewart Brown, managing director of Heywood Homes added: "We are delighted to be partnering with the HCA to deliver these 18 homes in the desirable semi-rural village of Brockholes. We are committed to 'sustainable building techniques' and are pleased to be working with our sister company, Heywood Timber Engineering, who are an integral part of the manufacturing process and our overall green ethos."

Photo: Mark Mullarkey from Heywood Timber Engineering, Mark Harrington from the HCA and Stewart Brown from Heywood Homes inspect the trusses being built for the homes.

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