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£6million ‘affordable housing development’ planned for North Yorkshire village

A £6million affordable housing development is planned for a North Yorkshire village.

Work on 25 new homes in the Hambleton village of Hutton Rudby is expected to begin in the coming months. The development, located on land off Garbutts Lane, will see a selection of three and four bedroom homes and two bedroom bungalows made available for affordable rent and condominium ownership.

A further 15 properties will be offered for outright sale by the Broadacres Housing Association’s private sales arm, Mulberry Homes Yorkshire.

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The energy efficient properties have been designed by IDPartnership to reflect the rural character of the picturesque village and form an extension of existing local accommodation.

The development was proposed by Broadacres, following a housing needs survey which identified a clear demand for new homes in Hutton Rudby which will allow the older population to downsize without having to stray far from the town.

Broadacres also completed a 16-home scheme near the new site in 2016, which also provided housing for locals.

Andrew Garrens, Broadacres Development Director, said: “We are delighted to be about to begin work on this new development at Hutton Rudby.

“We knew from the demand during the first development we did that more affordable housing was needed in the village, and this was confirmed by the housing needs survey we carried out. Ten of the 25 homes will be available for affordable rent or condominium, with people currently living in Hutton Rudby given priority when allocated.

Esh Construction will work in partnership with IDPartnership, RWO Associates and Nicol Thomas to implement the program, which includes associated site accesses, road networks, landscaping and sustainable urban drainage (SUD) systems.

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Esh’s Pre-Construction Manager, Chris Hale, said, “We are delighted to be working in partnership with Broadacres on a program that will help address the shortage of living options for Hutton Rudby’s aging population.

“We have previously worked together on the Paddocks View development in the same village, as well as affordable housing developments in Huby and Yarm. We understand the importance for rural communities to remain both affordable and sustainable for current and future generations, while striking the balance in design to ensure new homes blend in with country living.

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