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Celebrating the first affordable housing scheme in Askern

Celebrating the first affordable housing scheme in Askern

Our new housing development in Askern, Doncaster was celebrated last week to mark the final handovers of new properties on the estate.

We were joined at the Lakeside Rise scheme by the Mayor of Doncaster Ros Jones and local ward members to mark the fact that all the affordable rented properties are now occupied and all the shared ownership homes are reserved.

The 60 home development comprises 52 two and three-bedroom homes for rent and eight three-bedroom homes for sale. Lakeside Rise has enabled first-time buyers to get on the property ladder with its shared ownership scheme, in which people can buy a 25% share of a three-bedroom house from as little as £32,499.

Hilary Brady, Head of Development at Together Housing, said: “Across the country we’re witnessing towns and villages dying as rocketing house prices are driving young people away. This has a knock on effect on vital community services such as post offices, schools and pubs, which are being forced to close their doors.

“Affordable housing can breathe life into these communities, by bringing new customers and job opportunities that help keep open local facilities that residents rely on. I’m delighted that we are able to contribute positively to a thriving town with the introduction of Lakeside Rise.”

Mayor Ros Jones said: “We are committed to providing a range of new homes which suit all budgets and personal circumstances. This new affordable housing development in Askern is another prime example of how we are delivering for Doncaster residents. It’s not been without its challenges but it proves what can be achieved when you work together.

“It is a place where young families can put down roots and grow together as a community, as well as supporting the local economy.”

Lakeside Rise has been completed by Strategic Team Group on behalf of Synergy Housing, part of the Together Housing Group, in partnership with Doncaster Council. Funding has been provided by Homes England and additional services by Nicol Thomas and Acanthus WSM Architects.

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