Water Lane affordable housing scheme plan up for discussion

Water Lane  affordable housing scheme plan up for discussion

Water Lane affordable housing scheme plan up for discussion

Published in News

COUNCIL and housing association tenants have been invited to an event to find out more about plans for 23 affordable rented homes.

Broadacres Housing Association and City of York Council are holding the event at Clifton Green Primary School today from 4.30-7pm.

The plans for the site of the former YWCA hostel in Water Lane include 16 two-bedroom apartments with priority to people aged 55 and over who would benefit from a smaller property, as well as seven three-bedroom family homes.

This is the association’s first affordable housing scheme in York, and the council has supported its application for funding and its promotion of downsizing as part of a wider cross-city programme.

The council said applicants will be prioritised by ward, starting with people living in nearby Clifton, Heworth, Skelton, Rawcliffe and Clifton Without.

Coun Tracey Simpson-Laing, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “Giving tenants the homes they need is crucial. By providing existing tenants with an attractive and viable choice of smaller homes to suit their changing needs, we will also free larger homes for tenants with growing families and so make the best use of our housing stock.”

The £1.6 million scheme is set for completion in June.

Comments (1)

Please log in to enable comment sorting

9:44am Thu 13 Mar 14

meme says...

Good idea but again TSL note they need funding!it cannot be done with private money
Good idea but again TSL note they need funding!it cannot be done with private money meme
  • Score: 0

Comments are closed on this article.

Send us your news, pictures and videos

Most read stories

Local Info

Enter your postcode, town or place name

About cookies

We want you to enjoy your visit to our website. That's why we use cookies to enhance your experience. By staying on our website you agree to our use of cookies. Find out more about the cookies we use.

I agree