Former St Annes Town Mayor and MP Visit new development of affordable homes in Lytham St Annes
Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
Front row: Senior Development Manager at Progress Housing Group (PHG) Alan Craven, Frank Watson Assistant Development Manager at PHG, Fylde MP Mark Menzies, Former St Annes on Sea Mayor, Councillor Viv Willder and Eric Tamanis, Executive Director of Bus
The former Mayor of St Annes on the Sea, Cllr Vivienne Willder and Fylde MP Mark Menzies were in Lytham St Annes last week to visit a new development of affordable homes.
The 32 new homes, on St David’s Road North in St Annes on Sea, have been built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3 and will meet the need for affordable homes in the area.
The new homes, a mix of two, three and four bedroom family homes, as well as one and two bedroom flats and two bedroom bungalows, will be made available for people with a local connection and at affordable rent.
The homes have been developed by St Annes on Sea based New Fylde Housing, part of Progress Housing Group, together with HT Forrest Ltd, with funding provided by the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) and Fylde Borough Council.
The former Town Mayor of St Annes on the Sea, Councillor Vivienne Willder and Fylde MP Mr Menzies were given a tour of the development by Eric Tamanis, Executive Director at Progress Housing Group and members of the development team.
Eric Tamanis, Executive Director of Business Development and Property Services at Progress Housing Group, said: “We are committed to delivering the highest quality affordable homes for the local community and are absolutely delighted with the success in developing the St David’s Road North site and enhancing what was formerly a brown land site.”
Councillor Vivienne Willder, who also sits on New Fylde Housing’s Board as the Fylde Borough Council representative, said: “This is a great scheme and I’m delighted that New Fylde Housing has been able to make it happen. Lytham and St Annes needed more affordable homes to meet the needs of local families.”
Fylde MP Mark Menzies said: “This site has been an eyesore for a number of years so I was pleased when I heard that it was to be redeveloped into a high quality social housing scheme.
“Having visited the site as it approaches completion, I was happy to see that the workmanship involved is second to none and I am sure tenants will be delighted with their new homes when they move into the properties.
“I am always pleased when a derelict brownfield site is given a new lease of life in this way and becomes something a community can be proud of.
“I hope that the local residents who may have been disturbed by the work going on are happy with the final outcome which will be a street full of new neighbours to join this thriving part of St Annes.”
Fylde Borough Council contributed £615,013 from its affordable housing fund to the St David’s Road North development, as well as a further £367,596 to the remediation of the site, as an old working Council depot needed to be demolished and an old gas works cleared and disposed of. The HCA has also invested £1,445,114 into the project.