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Authority to build first new council homes for 25 years

The homes will be built on land at East Acres in Byram.

First new council homes for 25 years in Selby district.
First new council homes for 25 years in Selby district.
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Published 7 years ago | Updated 7 years ago

Selby District Council has announced it is to build its first brand new council homes in a quarter of a century.

Five new bungalows will be built in Byram providing much needed accommodation for older and more vulnerable residents. The homes will be built on land between East Acres and St Edwards Close.

Interim Selby District Council chief executive Janet Waggott, Executive member with responsibility for housing, leisure, health and culture Cllr Richard Musgrave, Chairman Cllr Stephanie Duckett and Byram and Brotherton ward councillor Bryn Sage visited the site on 21 September to see the start of the development.

They met with senior District Council officers, local residents, Jenny Mitchell, chair of Byram cum Sutton Parish Council, Kath Crawford, widow of the former ward councillor Jack Crawford and developers R H Fullwood who are carrying out the building work.

Leader of the Council, Cllr Mark Crane commented, “This new development will help provide five much needed homes for older or vulnerable people directly in the area where they need them.”

Chief Executive Janet Waggott added, “It is an exciting time to be part of a council that is leading the way by building brand new council homes. These homes will be built to high standards and will provide homes for vulnerable and older people in the heart of the community.

 “This development supports our long-term plans to improve the supply of housing and ensure that the homes that are needed in our district are built where they are needed.”

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First published at 12:54 on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.
Last updated at 13:13 on Thursday, September 22nd, 2016.