Social housing provider Onward Homes has secured planning consent enabling work to start on a £5.9m affordable housing project in Great Harwood.
The development in the Hyndburn district of Lancashire comprises 40 houses, all available at affordable rent, and is backed by a £1.56m grant from government agency Homes England. The architect for the Wood Street scheme is JDA Architects.
The properties will include 32 semi-detached houses, two bungalows and two short terraces of three homes each. All will be two-bedroom.
Onward hopes to break ground imminently, with a view to completing work in July 2021.
Stephen Heverin, growth and regeneration director at Onward, said: “We’re working in partnership with Hyndburn Council to transform this previously disused site into much-needed homes for affordable rent in Great Harwood.
“This development demonstrates our continued commitment to addressing housing need within Hyndburn and we look forward to delivering these quality homes, with further sites to follow in the future.”
Last week, Onward appointed former Lexington Communications director Rob Loughenbury as director of strategy, as it looks to grow the business.