Development homes in on housing needs

Fylde MP Mark Menzies and Fylde mayor Coun Peter Hardy join residents and Great Places management in celebrating the official opening of Harrison Mews, St David's Road South, St Annes
Fylde MP Mark Menzies and Fylde mayor Coun Peter Hardy join residents and Great Places management in celebrating the official opening of Harrison Mews, St David's Road South, St Annes
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A new £1.6m housing development has been officially opened by Fylde MP Mark Menzies and mayor Coun Peter Hardy.

Great Places Housing Group has launched 15 two and three-bedroom homes for rent at Harrison Mews, at a former supermarket site on St David’s Road South, St Annes, costing up to £120 a week.

The scheme was developed in partnership with Fylde Council’s Strategic Housing team and was created to meet affordable housing needs for local residents.

The area has just six per cent social rented homes compared to a national average of 18 per cent.

Mark Menzies, MP for Fylde, said: “This site has been derelict for some time so it’s a pleasure to see it now being put into use to provide new homes for people in St Annes.

“Bringing brownfield sites back into use should be a priority when looking at where to build locally and I hope this scheme helps meet the affordable housing needs for the area. I have watched this development closely and I am delighted it has now been completed to such a high standard.”

Pete Bojar, director of development at Great Places Housing Group, based in the Manchester area, said: “Our new development in St Annes ensures a range of affordable homes are available to the local community. Re-development of the previous brownfield site, into a modern residential scheme, has improved this area of the town centre and created local jobs.”

Coun Hardy said: “It’s a pleasure to see much-needed new social housing being built in Fylde. Great Places and the council have worked together on this development and the result is a series of contemporary, spacious houses with eye-catching interiors.”

The site was designed by Croft Goode architects and built by R P Tyson Construction and new resident Kathleen England said: “We’re very happy in our new home, it’s modern, warm and has the extra space my husband and I and our three youngsters needed. The development is stunning and has completely changed this former waste land.”