Work will soon begin on 20 new affordable Muir Group Housing Association homes in Nelson. Planning has just been approved for the properties in the Lancashire town as Muir continues to embrace its enhanced Building New Homes strategy.
The development will see 10 two-bed and 10 three-bed homes provided at the Barkerhouse Road site, all of which will be made available for affordable rent.
Work on the new homes will begin early in 2020, with completion pencilled in for spring the following year.
“These properties will give people and families in the area quality new homes and an affordable lifestyle for them all to enjoy,” Alex Fury, Muir’s Assistant Director of Assets and Growth said.
“We are delighted to receive the green light to deliver these homes, which shows there is a need for new affordable housing in the area, something we are committed to providing.
“Muir has a long running commitment to the local area and we will be continuing to invest in our communities wherever possible.”
The future of the Nelson development was secured with the support of Stanley Investments, with approval being granted by a recent planning committee sitting at Nelson Town Hall.
The scheme, designed by Eden Building Design, will be built by John Turner Construction Group Ltd.
Stanley Investments director, Chris Curtis said: ‘It’s fantastic to have worked on another scheme for our trusted clients at Muir Group Housing Association.
“John Turner Construction Group also has a great pedigree, and we know that the build quality will be of the highest standards.”
The development forms part of a Muir strategy, which will see the Association provide significantly more affordable homes during the next five years.