Housing development in the Spen Valley set to welcome its first tenants in the summer

Construction of a new 14-unit affordable homes scheme in Heckmondwike is set for completion in June.

Friday, 23rd April 2021, 11:30 am
Wayne Noteman, Unity regeneration director (right) with Josh Paterson, Torpoint director (centre) and Mick Rogers, Torpoint site manager (left), outside one of the new Dale Lane properties which is nearing completion

The site at Dale Lane was owned by the Joshua Wood charity before being purchased by Leeds-based housing association Unity Homes and Enterprise to build a mix of two and three bed bungalows for affordable rent.

Despite challenges posed by the pandemic, contractor Torpoint has made progress on the £2.4 million development, with keys to the properties due to be handed over to the first tenants from Kirklees Council’s housing register early this summer.

The Heckmondwike project will further extend Unity’s footprint in Kirklees following the opening of a new affordable housing development at Northgate in Cleckheaton.

Wayne Noteman, Unity’s regeneration director, said: “Torpoint has done an excellent job and Unity is grateful to our partners Kirklees Council and Homes England for their strong support in delivering this scheme in these extraordinary challenging times.”