Development of small properties begins due to bedroom tax
- 21 Nov
Development in Liverpool has begun to build 75 smaller properties for £6.3m to tackle the impact of the bedroom tax.
Social landlord Riverside received the land in Knotty Ash by Liverpool City Council as part of a Mayoral pledge to deliver new homes in the city by 2005. The properties will be one and two bedroom homes.
"People in Liverpool are crying out for smaller properties following the introduction of the under-occupancy charge. We are delighted to be able to assist this demand while also helping Liverpool City Council achieve its pledge," said Riverside's chief executive, Carol Matthews.
The council's cabinet member for housing, councillor Anne O'Byrne, said: "This is an important scheme, which will bring a real boost to Knotty Ash and provide local people with much-needed one and two-bedroom homes.
"At a time when bedroom tax is having such a huge impact on so many of our residents, it's more important than ever that we have a good supply of affordable, smaller properties in Liverpool."
The team are working closely with Riverside to develop a local supply chain so that the local community gets maximum benefit from the opportunities for work and employment created by the development, reports 24dash.
The project will see 50 two-bed houses, two one-bed bungalows, three two-bed bungalows, four one-bed apartments and 16 two-bed apartments which will all be available for rent.
Shaun Wordsworth, director at GB Building Solutions, said: "We are delighted to be working with Riverside to develop much needed affordable housing in this area. Our approach to delivering real benefits to the local economy impressed both Liverpool Housing Consortium (LHC) and the planners, and we're looking forward to developing closer working relations with many suppliers in this area."
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