New family homes for people living near Settle

The Westmorland Gazette: Left to right: Stuart Shore, Brian Roebuck (chairman of the Jephson north regional committee) and Wyn Ashton (principal housing services manager, Craven District Council). Left to right: Stuart Shore, Brian Roebuck (chairman of the Jephson north regional committee) and Wyn Ashton (principal housing services manager, Craven District Council).

FAMILIES living in one North Yorkshire village will soon benefit from a selection of new homes thanks to a local housing provider.

Jephson Housing Association has begun work to construct three new affordable family houses for rent and shared ownership in the village of Giggleswick, near Settle.

The two-bedroomed houses, which will be completed in phases, will be let to people from the local area.

Representatives from Jephson were joined by colleagues from Craven District Council on site to mark the start of construction works.

Stuart Shore, Jephson regional director for the north, said: “We are delighted to be beginning work on another development of affordable family homes in our region.

"There is a great shortage of accommodation in rural areas like Giggleswick, and we are grateful to Craven District Council, without whose support these new homes would not have been possible.”

Coun Richard Foster, lead member for housing at Craven District Council, said: “I am delighted to see much-needed affordable accommodation being developed in Giggleswick, where local people are often priced out of the market.”

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2:39pm Tue 4 Mar 14

rodtrail says...

i am afraid the cheap housing scheme does not end up cheap at all they end up paying more than a mortgage and if like ingleton a lot were filled by people brought from away for what ever reason and given them before locals who have lived here all their lives ,the decision as to who gets them is taken by people from to far away and a lot of the houses do not fit in with local village areas its a bit we have to build them but not in my back yard
Rod . Ingleton
i am afraid the cheap housing scheme does not end up cheap at all they end up paying more than a mortgage and if like ingleton a lot were filled by people brought from away for what ever reason and given them before locals who have lived here all their lives ,the decision as to who gets them is taken by people from to far away and a lot of the houses do not fit in with local village areas its a bit we have to build them but not in my back yard Rod . Ingleton rodtrail
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