Social housing

  1. Townspeople are asked for comments on 50 homes scheme

    Two housing associations are about to begin a consultation on whether to build 50 homes on the edge of Sedbergh.

    Station Road field

    Broadacres and South Lakes Housing associations are preparing a planning application for the homes on Station Road, the western approach to the town which is the largest community in the Yorkshire Dales National Park.

    Of the 50 homes, the associations say 34 would be offered first to local people, for affordable rent and shared ownership, and the others for open market sale.

    The consultation is open until 7 December here.

  2. Social housing plans submitted

    Daniel Clark

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    Sherborne House in Newton Abbot

    Plans to convert part of a town centre building into apartments for social housing have been submitted by Teignbridge District Council.

    The scheme for Sherborne House, which is part of wider regeneration plan for Newton Abbot, will see the third floor of the building converted to residential accommodation, while retaining the lower floors for office and healthcare use.

    Ten apartments for social housing are proposed, designed to specifically cater for people aged 55 and over.

    Two other sites have already been approved for social housing by the council, including two houses at Drake Road and five flats at East Street.

    The planning committee will determine the fate of the Sherborne House application at a later date.

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    Video caption: How family of seven coped with lockdown in one-bed flat

    A family of seven lived in a one-bedroom flat for six months during lockdown.

  4. Work starts on social homes scheme for Coniston

    Work has started on seven new social rented homes in Coniston, reserved for people with local links.

    Building site

    The two and three-bedroomed homes for the Castles & Coasts Housing Association should be finished in about a year's time.

    Alastair Cameron, chairman of Coniston Housing Trust, which has led the development of 47 affordable houses for rent including the seven homes on this scheme, said: “It is essential that we continue to develop affordable homes to rent, as many of the smaller terraced homes in the village are under threat of becoming second homes, with infrequent occupancy.”

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    Video caption: Boris Johnson on housing costs and planning law changes

    English house prices are “way, way too expensive” in comparison with France and Germany, says the PM.

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    Video caption: Coronavirus: What has the cleaning been like in your close?

    Some residents of flats and social housing are complaining the cleaning of communal areas is non-existent.