HUNDREDS of people attended an information event on a new affordable homes scheme in Sedbergh.

According to developers Broadacres, 200 people attended the event at the end of June with many people registering their interest in the properties. 

Broadacres is building a mixture of two and three-bedroom houses and two-bedroom bungalows, as well as three four-bedroom and one five-bedroom homes.

Of the 49 homes built, 34 will be for affordable rent and shared ownership, with people in Sedbergh and the surrounding communities given first refusal on these properties. The affordable homes will be managed on Broadacres' behalf by South Lakes Housing.

The remaining 15 homes will be offered for open market sale, which means the percentage of affordable homes on the site will be 69 per cent.

A week later after the event the South Lakes MP Tim Farron visited the sites with representatives of Broadacres, its contractor Equans, the Yorkshire Dales National Park and South Lakes Housing. 

Niki Stockton, from South Lakes Housing, said: "I am not surprised that there has been significant interest in this development - there is a great need for new affordable homes in Sedbergh and the new homes are built to a high standard."