£1.7m for new sustainable estate homes

Steve Rawson
Steve Rawson
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A £1.7m housing project will see 20 new sustainable homes built on a Featherstone estate, creating 50 construction jobs.

Wakefield and District Housing (WDH) will build the new two and three bedroom homes on Verner Street as part of plans to regenerate the area.

The properties will include solar panels, water butts and cycle stores and can be adapted to suit the individual needs of a tenant throughout their lifetime.

Steve Rawson, WDH’s executive director of resources, said: “We are committed to providing affordable homes, and the benefits of this new development in Featherstone will be felt district-wide.”

WDH will work with Esh Property Services to build the houses, which will offer residents lower utility costs.

Mr Rawson added: “We’re really pleased to be working with Esh to create sustainable builds that will become homes for families to be proud of.”

Once constructed, the properties will be available through WDH’s Homesearch scheme.