The provision of affordable housing in South Shields has been boosted following a partnership between Places for People and Adderstone Living Limited to deliver 69 affordable homes, as planning permission has been granted.
The development will deliver a range of two, three and four-bedroom homes available for local people through affordable rent. They will be created on a disused brownfield site on Shaftesbury Avenue, close to South Shields Football Club. Construction will commence imminently, with the completion of the first homes expected early 2023.
Nilam Buchannan is the Regional Managing Director for Places for People for the Central and North region – an affordable-led placemaker which last year created 907 affordable homes across the country – Nilam said: “Places for People is committed to putting people first. We listen, and we create affordable homes in neighbourhoods that support health and wellbeing – something we are delighted to now be doing in South Shields.
“Together with Adderstone Living, we have worked closely with South Tyneside Council to design a development which will provide much-needed family and affordable homes in South Shields, helping the authority to meet its housing targets.”
In addition to the new homes, Places for People and Adderstone Living are also supporting the local community, committing to giving future occupiers a preloaded ‘top up’ travel card, encouraging local public transport use and promoting sustainable methods of travel.
Stephen McCoy, Director of Adderstone Living Limited added, “This new neighbourhood will not only contribute to the critical shortage of affordable housing in South Shields, but it will also boost the local economy as a new population is established here – increasing the use of local amenities and infrastructure.
“We look forward to commencing work on site this month and updating the local community as it fast becomes a reality.”
For further information, please view www.placesforpeople.co.uk.