Keighley family enjoy new home

30 January 2013

Claire Howard of Woodhouse has made her ideal move with the help of Incommunities.

Claire and her three young sons moved into a smart new three bedroom house as part of the latest phase in the Keighley estate’s regeneration.

Woodland Heights has been developed by Skipton Properties and includes 96 homes of which 22 have been handed over to Incommunities for rent.

The homes have been built on the site of nearly one hundred demolished rented properties.

Claire previously lived in private rented accommodation in the town and got in touch with staff at our Aire-Wharfe office when she heard about the new homes from a relative.

The new homes are built to a high standard with fitted kitchens and bathrooms and high efficiency central heating systems. Some environmental improvements have also been carried out in the area.

Claire said: “The home is fabulous. I fell in love with it straight away and my boys love it.

“Incommunities were brilliant and within days of viewing the home we had moved in.

“It’s nice to see the estate being brought back to life with modern new homes replacing the old ones.”

A funding contribution towards the construction of the rented homes has come from the Homes and Communities Agency.

The first phase of the estate’s redevelopment was completed in 2010 with the construction of 19 homes for rent through Incommunities and eight for sale.

Jez Lester, Incommunities’ Assistant Chief Executive, Asset Management, said: “We are committed to delivering more new affordable homes and this development follows similar partnership projects to regenerate former housing sites.

“Incommunities is delighted to have worked with Skipton Properties, the Homes and Communities Agency and Bradford Council to deliver this major development.

“Importantly, this development is also breathing new life into the Woodhouse area.”

Skipton Properties have opened a sales centre on Woodhouse Drive for homes they are selling.