All 13 family-sized homes have been snapped up at a Huddersfield housing group’s newest development.
The two and three bedroom houses at Sapphire Close come complete with energy efficient central heating, fitted kitchen and bathrooms, gardens and parking.
The £1.3 million development on a former disused goods yard by Sadeh Lok – part of the Incommunities Group - is only a short distance from the centre of Fartown. It has been supported with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency.
To mark its completion, Judith Crowther, Chair of the Sadeh Lok Board and Jan Ormondroyd, Incommunities Group Chair cut a ceremonial ribbon at the development.
Ali and Hanar Khidiri and their two children were among the first families to move into their Fartown home. They had been living in a nearby flat and successfully applied for their three bedroom house through Kirklees Council’s choose‘n’move scheme.
Ali said: “Our new home is fantastic and so much more spacious than our last place and it’s great to have a private garden.
"A big thank you to Sadeh Lok and Kirklees Council who helped our move go so smoothly."
The development follows hot on the heels of the handover of eight new homes to Sadeh Lok at Skelmanthorpe, acquired with the assistance of Kirklees Council.
Judith Crowther said: "I am delighted to see Sadeh Lok delivering more affordable homes in Kirklees and that these homes have been quickly let.
"The development is the product of an effective partnership between Sadeh Lok, the Homes and Communities Agency, Kirklees Council and Incommunities in-house development team, Lumia Homes."
Hussain Brook, Head of Sadeh Lok, said: "Everyone at Sadeh Lok is very proud of this development. In particular, we welcome the support of Kirklees Council in facilitating the release of the site for the benefit of the wider community.
"We are committed to regenerating brownfield sites like this and improving social housing provision in the area."
Geraldine Howley, Incommunities’ Group Chief Executive, said: "I’m really pleased to see Sadeh Lok delivering these high quality homes in the area and transforming this former commercial site.
"I would like to congratulate everyone behind this latest scheme which is helping more new residents start new lives in a Sadeh Lok home."
Cllr Naheed Mather, Cabinet Member for Strategic Housing, Regeneration and Enforcement at Kirklees Council, said: "I welcome this new development. Working with partners to develop new homes is essential to securing affordable housing for the future.
"The Council, Sadeh Lok, and Incommunities have worked hard to deliver this scheme. It has been designed to create great homes for local people and in a way that secures access for cyclists and pedestrians using the adjacent greenway. Well done."
The homes were built by the West Yorkshire-based Strategic Team Group.