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Keighley residents have begun moving into new affordable homes

The chief executive of Manningham Housing Association (MHA) has congratulated his team after 11 residents have successfully been handed their keys to their new property.

A £4.3m million affordable homes scheme at Odette’s Point, Shann Lane in Keighley is near completion as 11 residents have started moving into their new home.

The project, which will be comprised of 20 new homes, includes 14 three-bed and six four-bed detached and semi-detached properties that will all be available for social rent, has been delivered in partnership with Avant Homes with support from Homes England and Bradford Council.  

Although 11 of the 20 properties have been finished, the remaining nine are expected to be done and occupied by the end of this year.

Following a visit to the site, Lee Bloomfield, chief executive of MHA, said the new homes had been tailored to meet the needs of tenants from all background, with a particular emphasis on South Asian families.

‘There is a particular requirement for larger family properties in Keighley and Bradford, which many housing associations are unable to address,’ Bloomfield said. ‘Rising to this challenge is central to our ongoing development plans, together with an absolute commitment to sustainability through environmentally friendly design which reduces our carbon footprint.’

Bloomfield added: ‘A number of the new properties benefit from integral solar panels, highlighting our environmental responsibility and foresight to create homes that are adaptable to future needs.’

In addition, Bloomfield also claimed the development underscores MHA’s deep resolve to support local communities in Keighley.

‘MHA currently owns and manages 223 homes in the area.  The new scheme is in an established local community with a robust identity and reliable communal services, ensuring a high quality of life for its residents,’ Bloomed explained. ‘The proximity to our existing housing stock and the high demand for housing in the area contribute to the long-term viability of the project for current and future generations.’

Bloomfield said: ‘We are proud of what we are doing in Keighley and look forward to providing many more high-quality affordable homes in the town and surrounding areas in the years to come.’

Image: MHA

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Emily Whitehouse
Writer and journalist for Newstart Magazine, Social Care Today and Air Quality News.

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