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Yorkshire Housing reveals new Dales homes in national park

A £2.9 million housing development set in the Yorkshire Dales national park has been unveiled by its developer.

Yorkshire Housing claims its development of “affordable” rent houses and flats at Aynham Close, Grassington, will help local people who are priced out of the housing market secure a home they can afford.

The scheme consists of 14 houses and eight flats and were built by Skipton-based contractors MW & RF Brewster.

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.

“These new homes will play a big part in supporting local people to be able to live and work in the Grassington area,” said the organisation’s chief executive, Mervyn Jones. “Developments of this size in national parks are unusual but we’re committed to delivering homes where they are needed. We’ve recently launched a large scale development programme and are keen to look at more opportunities to build essential homes in Craven and other areas of Yorkshire.”

The scheme was opened by leader of Craven District Council Councillor Richard Foster. 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.’’

The new homes have been developed in partnership with Craven District Council, the Homes & Communities Agency and the Yorkshire Dales National Park Authority.

Photo: (Left to right) Yorkshire Housing chair, Will Lifford; M.W. & R.F. Brewster’s Stewart Brewster and William Brewster; Yorkshire Housing chief executive Mervyn Jones

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