Claystone Meadows is a 16-home scheme built on Doddington Lane in the village.

It’s being delivered by leading housing provider Longhurst Group and has been built by local construction firm Lindum Group.

The two and three-bedroom homes – which were handed over by Lindum Group to Longhurst Group earlier this week – will be made available for Shared Ownership and affordable rent.

Marcus Keys, Executive Director of Growth, Development and Assets at Longhurst Group, said: “Affordable housing is much needed in this area and we’re proud to be providing people with the opportunity to take their first steps on the property ladder.

“Through our long-standing relationship with Lindum Group, we’ve delivered a high-quality and attractive affordable housing development and I’m delighted to see the homes finished.

“As well as providing homes for Shared Ownership, I’m also pleased that we’re able to provide some affordable rental accommodation at Claystone Meadows and I’m sure that our customers will enjoy their new homes and be very happy living there.

“I’d like to thank everyone involved in making our plans for Claystone Meadows a reality and helping us to increase our property stock in this area.”

The shortfall of affordable housing was originally identified through a housing needs survey and the land was subsequently acquired through a local landowner.

Mark Carter, Lindum Construction Manager, said: “We’re thrilled to be handing over what will be a very important and popular housing scheme for the local people in Claypole.

“The properties that are being made available for affordable rent and Shared Ownership will provide a vital first step on the property ladder for the younger population in Claypole during the current challenging economic climate.”

The development also includes four bungalows and has been part-funded through a grant by Homes England as part of its joint strategic partnership with Longhurst Group.

Francine Peck, Senior Manager – Provider Manager Large & Strategic Partnerships at Homes England, added: “Homes England is committed to working with our partners to deliver affordable homes where there’s an acute shortage of affordable housing.

“Mixed tenure developments such as this ensures the needs of local people are met, whilst enhancing the local area.”