Last year we delivered 190 new homes and started work on a further 112, providing both general needs and supported living homes.
In 2014/15, we successfully completed our 2011-15 Affordable Homes Programme for which we received £4m of grant during the year. We started on-site on the projects included under the Affordable Homes Guarantees Programme and secured grant funding under the 2015-18 Affordable Homes Programme. We were also delighted to be selected as the development agent for Lune Valley Rural Housing Association to deliver developments on their behalf in Craven, Lancaster and Wyre.
Our new affordable housing development in Bamber Bridge, Preston, is one of the general needs schemes we completed during the year. This is the first scheme to be delivered through the Lancashire Regeneration Property Partnership (LRPP): a joint venture between Lancashire County Council and the Eric Wright Group. Our development of 34 new homes provides a high standard of affordable housing for local people on a former County Council owned site.
Alicia Perrin, 24, and her three-month-old baby Harry, were among the first tenants to move in.
I was looking for a new home for me and Harry but didn’t want to move too far away from my family. When I saw these being advertised I jumped at the chance to apply. I’m over the moon. Everything is brand new; I feel very lucky that we can now call this our home. Alicia