New £ 3.9m housing scheme opens near Hull

  • A 26-home affordable housing developed has officially opening in East Riding Village for local people. /images/briefing/home.jpg

    The opening of the Railway Housing Association scheme in Mill Rise, Swanland, near Hull, was performed by David Orr, Chief Executive of the National Housing Federation, reports 24dash.

    The new housing sees an old block of flats replaced with sixteen modern two-bed apartments, and has a grassed roof to help improve the insulation of the building and surface run of rainfall. A further ten two-bed bungalows were also built.

    Speaking at the official opening recently, David Orr, who is leading the NHF's campaign to get the political parties to end the housing crisis within a generation, said he was honoured to be performing the opening. "There are few things more exciting than seeing new, high quality affordable homes being built for local people. This scheme is an excellent example of what can be achieved when private and public bodies work together in partnership and we hope that whoever wins the General Election will take note of this model. After the election the new Government needs to ask itself if it can confidently deliver the 250,000 additional homes a year we need."

    Anne Rowlands, Chief Executive of Railway Housing Association, said: "We are proud to have been able to deliver 26 new, modern homes for local people. The homes have been built to a very high standard with a number of energy efficiency features designed to be sympathetic to the environment."

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