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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

New affordable homes in Banks

People looking for a new home in Banks will benefit from new affordable homes for rent and to buy.

West Lancashire Borough Council has been working with One Vision Housing (OVH) to make 55 new properties available for affordable rent and sale in Banks on two developments which are nearly complete.

The Old School Close development, on the former St Stephen’s School site on Hoole Lane, will provide 29 new affordable homes. These will be made up of one-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom houses for rent, and two and three-bedroom houses for sale through shared ownership with OVH.

One Vision Housing’s Greaves Hall development, located just off Greaves Hall Avenue, will provide 26 new homes. These will be made up of two-bedroom apartments and two-bedroom houses for rent and also two and three-bedroom houses for sale through shared ownership with OVH.

Whilst there has been some affordable housing development in Banks in recent years, most of the new housing has consisted of houses and bungalows. These two new developments will provide apartments to rent suitable for single people or couples.

Councillor Jennifer Patterson, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Inclusion, said: “There is a real need to develop affordable housing for rent and sale in our Borough. The Council is committed to ensuring local people can access affordable housing for rent and sale and we are pleased to be working with One Vision Housing on this important issue. Together we are making real progress.”

The new homes will be owned and managed by One Vision Housing. Louise Davies, One Visions Development Director, said: “We are pleased to be working with West Lancashire Borough Council to develop these new rent and sale homes and are excited that these properties are nearing completion on schedule.”

All the homes will be ready for occupation during January and February 2017. Anyone interested in affordable housing for rent in the Borough, should visit www.westlancshomefinder.co.uk to see the current list of properties available and register with Homefinder.

For information about the shared ownership properties, please contact One Vision’s Home Ownership Co-Ordinator on 0333-733888 or by e-mailing sales@ovh.org.uk. Or you can visit One Vision Housing (external link).

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