By Leah Conway –
Kirklees Council has announced that the North East housing provider, Thirteen, and Yorkshire housing association, Incommunities, will be appointed to deliver over 200 new homes in the borough for Kirklees residents.
Five sites have been identified for the housing development programme. The development will feature a range of house types and tenures, aiming to provide a variety of options to meet the needs of people in the community.
The delivery partnership should also help create new jobs and apprenticeship opportunities for the borough. The council have said that the delivery teams will work closely with communities in an aim to ensure they benefit from the schemes.
“Making Kirklees a great place to live, work and visit.”
Councillor Cathy Scott, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Partnership working is at the heart of our vision for housing growth in Kirklees. I am excited to be working with organisations that share our values and ambitions around seeing higher quality, greener, more community focussed homes and neighbourhoods.
“The varied range of housing types and occupancy options will ensure that these developments offer homes that meet the needs of our diverse Kirklees communities. This is another positive step towards making Kirklees a great place to live, work and visit.”
Sharon Thomas, Thirteen’s Director of Business Growth, added: “This is fantastic news and so many colleagues from both Thirteen and Incommunities have worked in partnership to make this bid a success.
“The plans for the five schemes put forward demonstrate our commitment to making sure the homes we deliver meet the aspiration of residents. Our homes will be zero carbon ready, plus we will create spaces with great accessibility that people can enjoy and feel safe in, and we will respond to the housing needs of the diverse community in this part of the world. In a nutshell, it will mean we’ll deliver high quality, green homes and much more for the people of Kirklees.”
“We can’t wait to get started!”
“Incommunities is committed to working with partners to improve housing choice and this collaboration ensures both housing associations can utilise their shared drive to provide great places where people want to live and work.”
Plans are still under development and the council will share the details of the plans in the coming months.
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