HOUSING: New Homes In Sowerby Bridge

A new housing development in Sowerby Bridge, Calderdale, which will help people with learning disabilities to live independently, has reached completion and residents have moved in.

Construction of another new housing scheme is underway in the town, which will provide affordable homes for local families.

The two developments will bring 35 much-needed new homes to the area, thanks to the Calderdale Together Housing Investment Partnership.

The Partnership, made up of Calderdale Council and Together Housing Group, aims to deliver up to 650 affordable homes for rent and ownership by 2024 – almost two thirds of the overall target of 1000 affordable homes over the next five years.

The new developments in Sowerby Bridge are just two of the Investment Partnership’s projects, with numerous others in the development pipeline.

Seven self-contained flats for adults with learning disabilities have now been completed on Industrial Road in Sowerby Bridge. Each flat is adapted to meet specific housing requirements. All residents have moved in and have access to support in their new homes when needed.

28 family homes for affordable rent at nearby Rooley Heights are progressing well and completion is expected early next year. There will be a mix of 12 two-bed and 14 three-bed homes, as well as two specially designed bungalows – one of which will meet the specific needs of a family that has applied to the Council for the Disabled Facilities Grant to fund adaptations.