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New affordable homes for Wath upon Dearne

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Published by Kelly Elliott for Keepmoat in Housing and also in Communities

A Yorkshire town is set to benefit from much-needed affordable housing, after community regeneration and housing specialist Keepmoat was appointed to build a development of new homes.

Eighteen two and three-bedroom properties will be built on behalf of housing provider Guinness Northern Counties in Wath upon Dearne, near Rotherham.

The homes will be constructed in Denman Road, on derelict land which previously housed a number of 1970s apartment buildings. These were demolished in 2006 and the site has remained unused until now.

With work due to begin in the summer, the development will provide much needed high quality homes for local families.

Mark Coupland, Head of Operations at Guinness Northern Counties, said: “We are delighted to be working with Keepmoat to provide another 18 new homes in Wath upon Dearne. The properties will be let at Affordable Rents and are being delivered in partnership with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Rotherham Council.

“To date Guinness Northern Counties has committed more than £10.5m in the regeneration of Wath upon Dearne to deliver 88 affordable homes along with much needed environmental improvements, with over £4m of funding secured from the HCA."

The 18 homes will all be built to Level 3 of the Government’s Code for Sustainable Homes, meaning they are energy efficient and environmentally friendly.

Martin Smithurst, Regional Managing Director at Keepmoat, said: “We are very pleased that Guinness Northern Counties has chosen us to deliver this scheme of new family homes, right on the doorstep of our regional head office.

“Affordable housing has never been higher on the agenda than at this current time, so it’s great that we are able to work with our partners to help meet the needs of local people and to create attractive, sustainable places where people want to live.”

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