Council owned company to build its first new homes

Council owned company to build its first new homes

by Henry James (October 2020)

FAMILIES in West Lancashire will be able to move into new homes which will be the first new properties built by Tawd Valley Developments, a company formed by West Lancashire Borough Council.

The company is building 13 new council houses on the site of the former Eskbank Nursery in Skelmersdale, made up of nine two-bedroom and four three-bedroom houses.

When completed these will be available for affordable rent and will be owned and managed by the borough council.

Tawd Valley Developments managing director, Stephen Feast, said: “I am delighted that we will be able to build these great new homes for local people to live in.

“We hope the families who live here will enjoy them for many years to come.”

West Lancashire Borough Council cabinet member for housing and landlord services Councillor Jenny Wilkie, added: “At the council we are proud of our record of providing affordable housing for local people so they can raise their families in the area where they come from.”

Tawd Valley Developments is a company formed by West Lancashire Borough Council to help it carry out projects such as building affordable new homes.

The council is the only shareholder and any financial surplus made by Tawd Valley Developments will be returned to the authority to be reinvested in the local community.

Mr Feast said: “These new homes at Eskbank are the kind of project that Tawd Valley Developments was created for, to build high quality, much needed homes in our communities.

“There will be other benefits to the community aside from the great new housing as we will be using local firms and suppliers, thereby providing an important boost to the local economy in these difficult times.”

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