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Ribble Valley Borough Council

Family Homes Up For Grabs in Longridge

Published Friday 12th April 13

Stuart Hirst and St Vincent's Housing Association Development Assistant Catherine Charnley

Fifteen family homes for shared ownership or affordable rent are up for grabs at an elegant housing development in Longridge.

The homes, at Cromwell Fields in Dilworth Lane, are being developed by Rowland Homes in association with Ribble Valley Borough Council and St Vincent's Housing Association.

And St Vincent's is hosting an open day at the development on Tuesday 16 April from 3.00 to 6.00pm.

The two and three-bedroom properties have gardens and off-road parking, making them ideal for families in an area where affordable housing is particularly scarce. And the shared ownership properties start at just £59,150 for a 35 per cent share.

Stuart Hirst, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council's health and housing committee, said: "The provision of affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing Ribble Valley Borough Council and we are working closely with developers and housing associations to address this problem.

"We are delighted to have supported this superb scheme, which will bring much-needed high-quality affordable accommodation to Longridge."

Longridge is said to derive its name from Oliver Cromwell, who on his way across Jeffrey Hill to the Battle of Preston allegedly commented: "What a long ridge this is!"

House prices in Ribble Valley are way above the national average and first-time buyers are being forced out of the communities their families have lived in for generations.

Ribble Valley Borough Council is at the forefront of several housing initiatives, from the provision of affordable properties in partnership with housing associations and developers, to cutting-edge energy efficiency.

Anyone looking for affordable property in Longridge should contact Ribble Valley Borough Council's housing team on 01200 414567.


Picture: Stuart Hirst and St Vincent's Housing Association development assistant Catherine Charnley.