New social housing scheme completed

The houses from Croft Goode in Newton.

The houses from Croft Goode in Newton.

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Kirkham-based architecture firm Croft Goode has completed eight new energy-efficient homes in a Fylde coast village on behalf of New Fylde Housing.

Six outdated pre-fabricated semi-detached properties at the site on Blackpool Road, Newton with Scales, were demolished to make way for the new homes, which have been made available for affordable rent.

The new homes, built by Lancashire-based builders Forrest, are a mix of two, three and four bedroom houses.

All the homes meet the Government’s ‘Code for Sustainable Homes Level 3’ environmental standard, Homes and Communities Agency’s ‘Design and Quality Standards’ and ‘Secured by Design’ awarded by Lancashire Police, which focuses on crime prevention by good design.

David Croft, a director of Croft Goode Architects, said: “This scheme has replaced poor quality properties, which were no longer fit for purpose, with modern new homes that are constructed to high energy-efficient standards.

“Although a relatively small development, it will provide the local area with much-needed modern family homes.”

Tammy Bradley, operations director of housing, community and support services for Progress Housing Group, said: “These houses will provide highly energy efficient homes at affordable rents for local families within this rural location.

“We’re delighted with the way work has progressed and our tenants are delighted with the finished product.

“These are the latest in a long line of new homes delivered by New Fylde Housing and Progress Housing Group across the Fylde.”

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