Barnsley Council has recently completed a new housing scheme in Worsbrough, continuing a programme to build new affordable housing.
The project carried out in partnership with Berneslai Homes Construction Services and NPS Barnsley has provided three new homes on a previously derelict site in Worsbrough.
The houses, a three-bedroom detached and two two-bedroom semi-detached, have been built to a high standard to the council’s own designs and are well insulated with efficient heating systems. This will help residents to manage their energy use and reduce the risk of fuel poverty.
The council started building council properties again in 2011 and has built more than 170 new homes to help meet housing need across the borough.
Cllr Tim Cheetham, Cabinet Spokesperson for Regeneration and Culture, said: “The council is proud to have completed this scheme during such a difficult year and is committed to building more homes across the borough.
“Having strong and resilient communities is a central priority for the council and working to make sure we have the best possible and most appropriate housing stock is a major part of that.”
Berneslai Homes Managing Director for Construction Services, Lee Winterbottom, adds: “We were delighted to have built these homes for Barnsley Council and in partnership with NPS Barnsley. The standard of these homes is excellent and they will make great energy efficient homes for people on our waiting list.”