By KLTV Newsdesk –
A new social housing development is underway in Batley.
Contractors are on-site and are working on seven new housing units at Corfe Close, just off Windmill Lane.
The site originally held disused garage sites but development will soon see seven, two-bed homes built on the area.
The houses are being built for the purpose of being rented out as ‘affordable’ housing, though no details were given on the estimated cost of the rent.
Contractor Tolent was awarded the contract in March and have said they will deliver the scheme in less than a year.
‘Investment in Social Housing’
Cathy Scott, Cabinet Member for Housing and Democracy, said: “I am really pleased to see construction start on this new build project of affordable homes and demonstrates our intentions and investment in social housing.”
The homes are the first part of a multi-million-pound investment in North Kirklees with construction to start on a further seven new homes in the Soothill area of Batley in July.
Chris Price, regional director for Tolent Construction Ltd, said: “We’re delighted to be working with the team at Kirklees Council to deliver these much needed, quality homes.