Housing for older people in Walsden
We have just received news that planning permission has
been granted to us to build
six two-bedroomed bungalows for rent, specially designed for the needs of elderly local
people, on the small uncultivated field in Birks Lane, Walsden. This land
has been passed to us by the council, for use for affordable housing.
The plans and our original planning application can be found on Calderdale's website
Here is a drawing from the architects of
how the bungalows will look.
We are undertaking this development in partnership with
the local almshouse charity
John Eastwood Homes,
who already have a number of similar bungalows in Walsden (as well as a long
waiting list of people interested!). John Eastwood Homes will be
funding from their own resources the construction costs of two of the bungalows
and we will be finding the capital for the remaining four.
We have appointed Todmorden-based Storah
Architects as architects.
We have received the very welcome news that we will be awarded a £20,000
grant from the Quaker Housing Trust for
the development. We are currently also completing our application to the
Homes & Communities Agency
to enable us to access HCA grant
support under the Affordable Homes Programme for the development.
press release here. And here below is the story you may have seen in the Todmorden News about the