• Lindum York has finished construction of 156 new affordable homes on behalf of Yorkshire Housing.
  • Work started on the scheme in 2021 as a partnership between Lindum Joint Ventures and Yorkshire Housing. 
  • The homes form part of Yorkshire Housing’s commitment to build 8,000 new affordable homes across Yorkshire. 

Lindum Group has finished work on a new £21 million housing development for Yorkshire Housing to help ease the housing crisis.

Lindum has built over 150 affordable homes at the Silsden development which have all been made available as affordable homes. The scheme is part of Yorkshire Housing’s commitment to build 8,000 new affordable homes across Yorkshire.

Members of Yorkshire Housing and Lindum attended the new development for the official hand over of the last plots.

A row of affordable homes built in Silsden
Image: Yorkshire Housing

James Nellist, Lindum York Managing Director, said: “We are thrilled to be handing over the last 10 affordable plots to Yorkshire Housing on what has been a very challenging but rewarding project.

“This new development has been built during one of the most challenging periods for our industry, through Covid complications and supply chain difficulties caused by the war in Ukraine and of course unprecedented inflation. Despite these challenges, by working in collaboration with Yorkshire Housing we have still been able to deliver 156 quality homes for the people of Silsden.

“This is such an important housing scheme for the Silsden area, helping to ease the growing demand on affordable housing in the area and we are now looking forward to seeing the new community develop and thrive in their new homes.”

Yorkshire Housing had already received 122 homes in previous phases last year, with the last 34 now ready for residents to move in.

Side view of affordable homes available at Silsden
Image: Yorkshire Housing

Anthony Askew, Head of Construction at Yorkshire Housing, added: “This site hasn’t come without its challenges, so reaching this stage of handing over the final properties to our customers is a significant milestone.

“Weavers View is an excellent example of the different ways housing can be delivered on one site, with the development featuring a mix of affordable rent, shared ownership and rent to buy schemes.

“We have set a goal of delivering 8,000 new homes across our county to help ease the housing crisis – and this site takes us closer to achieving that target.”

Front view of some of the affordable homes
Image: Yorkshire Housing

The scheme includes 36 homes for affordable rent and 44 homes which will be offered on a rent-to-buy basis. It also includes 76 homes built for sale on a shared ownership basis.

Work started on the scheme in 2021 as a joint venture between Lindum and Yorkshire Housing.

The homes are a combination of two, three, and four-bed, two storey homes.