You may have seen site investigation work happening on the land off Heptonstall Road (the former High Street) where we hope to build 23 new affordable homes. We have commissioned surveys to explore the underground make-up of the land, slope stability and drainage. Once the reports are in we will have a better of cost of the development and the foundation and piling approach.

The results are expected shortly but the initial view looks promising. Obviously we need to complete this work before we can apply for planning permission, which we hope to do in the spring.