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Grassington gets new homes

Grassington gets new homes

Published at 7:00am 8th February 2017. (Updated at 5:38pm 8th February 2017)

A multi-million pound housing development has been unveiled in Grassington.

Aynham Close is a mixture of houses and apartments which offer local people who are priced out of the housing market a good-quality home at an affordable price.

The homes have been built by Skipton-based contractors MW & RF Brewster.

The development was officially opened by Councillor Richard Foster, the leader of Craven District Council.

He said: ''The new development looks amazing and the homes are very high-quality. The development is a big plus to the local community and I have already had some local people expressing their happiness about being successful in getting one of the new homes.''

Yorkshire Housing recently secured £25 million of Government funding for affordable housing and plans to develop 3,000 new homes across Yorkshire over the next three years.

Chief Executive Mervyn Jones said: "These new homes will play a big part in supporting people local people to be able to live and work in the Grassington area.

"We have recently committed to a large-scale development programme and are keen to look at more opportunities to build essential homes that people in Craven need."

The new development is on the site of one of four sheltered schemes in Craven which Yorkshire Housing decided to close in 2013 due to the homes being outdated and not meeting local needs.

New houses and apartments have also been built at Roughaw Close and Greatwood Close in Skipton and Reid House in Ingleton.