Funding provided for new housing in Hudswell

Affordable housing that has already been created in Hudswell.

 A £570,000 project to create three more affordable homes in Hudswell has received financial backing from district councillors.

Members of Richmondshire’s corporate board this month agreed to allocate £325,000 of section 106 money to the community led housing scheme.

It will deliver three homes built in collaboration with Teesside University including a timber framed house that will adapt to people’s needs as their life situation changes.

The Hudswell Community Charity – established in 2015 – has already delivered six homes for rent for people with a strong local connection.

This new scheme adds another three to its portfolio.

“Hudswell is leading the way in developing affordable homes for local people – the charity is a driving force behind the success of its schemes,” said council leader, Councillor Angie Dale.

“I am pleased that we are able to help them by allocating this money to allow the latest exciting scheme reach fruition.”

The district council has also helped deliver ten units of affordable housing in West Witton and Bainbridge with grants totalling £422,250.

Section 106 money is collected from housing developers to provide for delivery of affordable housing which is often hard to deliver in the more rural parts of the district.