Work is due to start soon on a £4.8 million affordable homes development for older residents in Wombwell.
The 50 apartments are designed for people aged over 55 and will all be for affordable rent. They are being developed by South Yorkshire Housing Association (SYHA) and will be built by affordable housing developer Lovell. Work will start in February on the year-long construction programme.
The new homes are going ahead with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) on land made available by Barnsley Metropolitan Borough Council at the former Highfields Primary School site. The development will create 28 one-bedroom and 22 two-bedroom self-contained apartments as well as communal facilities and landscaped grounds including a residents’ garden.
SYHA development manager, Joanne Hill, said: “We are very pleased to have the support of Barnsley Council for this project, which will contribute to regenerating Wombwell community.”