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  • Incommunities launch new city affordable homes development

    Housing leaders at Incommunities have cut the first ground sod to mark the start of a new £7 million affordable homes development at Bolton Woods.

    Fifty-nine family sized homes are set to be built on a cleared site of former hard-to-let and unpopular maisonettes off Livingstone Road.

    These will be built over two phases with work on the first of 24 homes for rent due to start next month. They will take a year to complete. Work on another 35 properties will start in 2018 – 33 of these will be released to local home hunters under the Rent to Buy scheme.

    The two and three bedroom development will complement exciting multi million pound plans to transform the Bolton Woods and Canal Road areas being led by Bradford Council.

    The Incommunities scheme is being supported by the Homes and Communities Agency and Lumia Homes – the development arm of Incommunities – who are managing the work in-house.

    Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive and Jez Lester, the housing group’s Assistant Chief Executive, Asset Management, are pictured making the first cut into the ground.

    Geraldine Howley said: “Everyone is looking forward to carrying out this major new development and delivering more great homes for local people.

    “This latest scheme follows hot on the heels of our recent developments in Manningham and the city centre (at Chain Street) and more than half the homes will include a rental option designed to help people onto the property ladder.”

    Jez Lester said: “These new homes are set to transform this brownfield site and contribute to the big housing-led regeneration plans for Bolton Woods and Canal Road.

    “With the backing of the Homes and Communities Agency we are now on site delivering over 150 homes in Bradford and Huddersfield.”