Lindum Group has started handing over the homes to further ease demand for affordable housing in Silsden.

The second phase of the £21 million Silsden development will bring homes available for affordable rent, shared ownership, and rent to buy. The properties will be a combination of two, three, and four-bed two storey homes.

Between six to eight properties will be handed over every two weeks as part of the phased handover.

Lindum Managing Director James Nellist said: “We are thrilled to be handing over another phase of this very important development for the area. Affordable housing is one of the key issues we are facing nationally, so it is significant that we can deliver these homes to do our bit to help support our local communities.

“We have a fantastic team working on this site to produce the best quality homes for those looking to get on the property ladder or looking for affordable rent. The whole team has pulled together to overcome significant challenges across the project, including the war in Ukraine, to continue to hand over high quality, affordable homes on time.”

Lindum previously handed over 64 homes in September, with a further 34 homes planned to be completed by Spring next year. In total, Lindum will deliver 156 affordable properties on this development.

Sian Webster, Director of Development at Yorkshire Housing said: “We’re delighted to be working with Lindum to create 156 quality affordable homes in Silsden.

“Yorkshire Housing is committed to building 8,000 new affordable homes across Yorkshire to help ease the housing crisis. We know there is a lack of affordable homes in the Silsden area and this important development will help to provide quality homes where people and families can thrive and put down roots.”

Earlier in the year, the Silsden site won a regional Local Authority Building Control ‘Site Recognition Award’ for site management. The development will now be in the running for the national ‘Best Social Housing Development Award’ next year, as well as a ‘Regional Pride in the Job’ award.