Housing for older people in Walsden
We have just submitted a planning application to
Calderdale council 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 application went in in early September 2017 and is currently being
'validated' by the council. All the details should shortly be put up on the
council's planning 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 are currently also applying to the Homes & Communities Agency for grant
support for the development.
We were pleased at the good crowd who came to our community consultation
session on the plans on Saturday June 4th 2016 in the cricket club in
press release here. And here below is the story you may have seen in the Todmorden News about the