Council Housing Building Project gets Under way!Published Friday, 1st August 2014
Melton Borough Council is pleased to confirm that their New Affordable Housing Project is underway, with work starting on Tuesday 5th August 2014.
10 new Affordable Homes will be built on 3 previous garage sites in Greaves Avenue and Tudor Hill in Melton Mowbray and Saxelby Road, Asfordby. The garage sites were underused and in some cases derelict, new housing on these sites will help regenerate the area and provide much needed affordable housing.
Melton Borough Council has taken opportunities provided by the Housing Revenue Account reforms and made use of New Homes Bonus monies to fund the project. Leicestershire County Council has also significantly contributed to the project through their new Homes Bonus scheme.
Councillor David Wright, Chair of the Council’s Community & Social Affairs Committee said “This is a memorable occasion for Melton Borough Council, we have not built new homes for over 25 years, we need to do more of these type projects, I will be continuing to push for more schemes to be developed by utilising underused land and other housing assets”.
Councillor Wright continued to say “There is a clear shortage of affordable housing in the borough. This and future projects like this will help meet some of the demand and we will continue to work with our partners in delivering more regeneration schemes”.
The Council is working with Faithful Gould (acting as Project Managers) on the new build project and have secured G F Tomlinson Building for the main build contract.
Stuart Lawrence, Managing Director of G F Tomlinson said: “We’re very pleased to be contracted by Melton Borough Council to build these new, much-needed affordable homes for the area. G F Tomlinson has vast experience in delivering construction projects for local authorities. Our expertise will ensure we work collaboratively with all stakeholders involved to deliver a high quality scheme that benefits the local community. ”
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