14 affordable homes set to built in Wensleydale village

The former Carrs Billington site in Askrigg.

Fourteen affordable homes could be built in a Wensleydale village.

It was announced earlier this week that funding had been provided for more than 160 new homes at sites in Colburn and Askrigg.

However, it was not clear how many homes would be built in the Wensleydale village.

Broadacres Housing Association, which is behind the Dales scheme, has now confirmed the funding will go towards 14 new homes in Askrigg.

The properties will be built on the former Carrs Billington animal feed mill.

All homes would be allocated as ‘affordable’ meaning they would be available at a discount to buy or rent, with priority likely to be given to those who live or work locally.

Across the county, nine schemes and 700 homes – which include 252 affordable homes – will receive a share of the York and North Yorkshire Brownfield Housing Fund.

A total of £9,177,000 has been allocated.

Funding has also been provided for 160 more homes on the former Arc Factory, off Catterick Road, Colburn, for an estate to be called Colburn dale.



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  1. Priority only *likely* to be given to those who live or work locally? That should be *will* be given, otherwise what’s the point of affordable homes?

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