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Sign Up Now for Over 100 Affordable Properties

Littlemoor park shared ownership
KEY TO THE DOOR – Ribble Valley Borough Council’s housing strategy officer, Rachael Stott, at a shared ownership home in Littlemoor Park, Clitheroe.
Published Friday, 02 November 2018

A raft of affordable homes will be up for grabs by Ribble Valley residents with a local connection over the coming year.

Over 100 properties for affordable rent, shared ownership or discount sale will be available to local households with annual earnings below £80,000.

Properties will be available in Clitheroe, Whalley, Barrow, Chipping, Hurst Green and Longridge, and anyone who is interested is advised to register without delay.

All new developments in Ribble Valley have to comprise 30 per cent affordable properties – including apartments, bungalows and family homes – that meet a local need and attract a mix of people of all ages and circumstances to help create a balanced community.

Under shared ownership, purchasers can buy between 25 and 75 per cent of the property, with rent on the remainder, while under discount sale properties are available to people with a local connection for up to 40 per cent below the market value. New homes are also available for affordable rent below the market value in line with the local housing allowance.

Rachael Stott, Ribble Valley Borough Council’s housing strategy officer, said: “The provision of affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing the council and we are working closely with our housing partners to address this problem.

“New properties are becoming available across the borough over the coming months and demand is expected to be high, so we advise anyone in need of affordable housing to register their interest without delay.”

To register for shared ownership or discount sale properties contact Ribble Valley Borough Council on 01200 425111. To register for rented properties contact Onward Homes on 0800 111 4448.

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