Af­ford­able homes on the way at The Brook

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ANEW res­i­den­tial de­vel­op­ment on South­port Road, Scaris­brick is to fea­ture 40 af­ford­able homes.

The Brook at Scaris­brick is a £5.5m scheme by One Vi­sion Hous­ing and is be­ing built by MBE Con­struc­tion from a de­sign by BTP ar­chi­tects.

The de­vel­op­ment comes as lat­est fig­ures show more than 2,600 peo­ple are on house wait­ing lists in West Lan­cashire.

The de­vel­op­ment will in­clude a mix of 12 cot­tage style apart­ments for af­ford­able rent, and 28 houses that will be avail­able through Rent to Buy.

Kerry Schu­macher, project man­ager at One Vi­sion Hous­ing, said: “This de­vel­op­ment will pro­vide much needed homes for peo­ple in the lo­cal area and forms part of One Vi­sion Hous­ing’s cur­rent de­vel­op­ment pro­gramme to de­liver 1,100 new homes be­tween 2018 and 2021.

“We are re­ally happy with progress on site and the way these prop­er­ties have been thought­fully de­signed.

“This new scheme forms part of our wider de­vel­op­ment plan to cre­ate over 600 new homes in Sefton, Liver­pool, Cheshire and West Lan­cashire in the next five years.”

Vicky Saun­ders, man­ag­ing di­rec­tor of BTP Ar­chi­tects said: “As the site of this de­vel­op­ment is on green belt land we worked re­ally closely with plan­ners to meet their re­quire­ments.

“The re­sult is we have de­signed a scheme that en­sures pro­vi­sion of plenty of green space, in­clud­ing a court­yard, and is in keep­ing with the ru­ral sur­rounds.

He added: “It’s great to see work well un­der way on site and we are re­ally look­ing for­ward to see­ing the fin­ished de­vel­op­ment early next year.”

Set for com­ple­tion in early 2019, the scheme com­prises 17 three bed houses and 11 two bed houses for Rent to Buy and 12 two bed “cot­tage flats” for af­ford­able rent.

The Brook at Scaris­brick fea­tures a court­yard at the heart of the de­vel­op­ment

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