New homes bring affordable living to St Annes
Published by lpriest for Progress Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
St David's Road North, St Annes, Lancashire
Local families in St Annes, in Lancashire who have been eagerly awaiting the completion of a development of stunning sustainable, affordable housing on the former site of the Fylde Borough Council depot have now moved in to their new homes.
Built only minutes away from St Annes town centre, the development consists of 32 new homes situated off St David’s Road North and includes a mixture of two, three and four bedroom family homes, as well as one and two bedroom flats and bungalows. The new development provides much needed affordable housing for people with a local connection.
The development is a result of joint working between Lancashire-based Progress Housing Group and Fylde Borough Council to revamp the former council depot site, which had been scaled down for use over the last few years into high quality social housing.
Charley Winfield, 21, from St Annes recently moved into one of the two bedroom houses with her two boys, “I’m really happy with my new home. It looks lovely and the estate is great and safe for my two young children.”
Elise Crow, 53 from Lytham St Annes who has MS, was thrilled with her new home after moving into one of the disability accessible bungalows on the new estate, “I have so much more freedom now, before I was living in a flat which had three stairs at the back door, which I couldn’t get down without someone helping me. Now I can easily get around my own home; it’s lovely.”
Andrew Harris recently moved into one of the four bedroom houses on the estate with his wife and five children, “We are all really happy with our new home, it’s a great space and at a good price that we are able to afford. Progress have really done a good job with the estate it looks great.”
Eric Tamanis, Executive Director of Business Development and Property Services at Progress Housing Group, said: “We are committed to providing high quality affordable housing and we are delighted to have worked closely with Fylde Borough Council and the Homes and Communities Agency to deliver this exciting scheme.
“I am really pleased that everyone is happy with their new homes and I hope they all enjoying living on this wonderful new estate.”
Councillor Cheryl Little, Fylde Council cabinet member for Social Wellbeing, said: “These are lovely homes that will benefit people for generations to come.
“I’m sure that people will be proud of them. They are a fine addition to Fylde’s housing stock and Fylde Council is proud to be associated with such a first-class scheme.”
The development has received funding of £1,550,848 from the Homes and Communities Agency and a contribution of £615,013 from Fylde Borough Councils affordable housing fund, as well as a further £367, 596 for the remediation of the site from an old working council depot, which included thedemolition and the clearance of the old gas works.