Lindum York built 56 homes on a 3.4-hectare site off Rainbow Lane in the North Yorkshire market town of Malton.
An area formerly used as farmland was transformed into mixed tenure scheme – known as The Furlongs because of Malton’s links to horse-racing.
The houses were built on behalf of Broadacres Housing Association and the scheme consists of one, two and three-bedroom houses and two-bedroom bungalows.
Twenty homes were marketed for shared ownership and 36 homes for affordable rent. All were allocated to people with a connection to Malton and the wider Ryedale district.
The land at Rainbow Lane was gifted to Broadacres by The Fitzwilliam Trust, a charity/landowner which has been in Malton for centuries. They recognised the need for more affordable homes and chose Broadacres to provide the scheme based on its experience and proven track record of being able to deliver high quality affordable homes in rural areas.
Following a consultation exercise, Broadacres devised a scheme which would meet the needs of all sections of the local community. So, for example, by building two-bedroom bungalows, it is enabling older people the chance to downsize and still remain in Malton, whilst at the same time freeing up more family homes in the town. The two and three-bedroom homes are predominantly aimed at families and the one and two-bedroom properties will help single people and couples seeking to get on the housing ladder.
Homes England, the national housing and regeneration agency for England, provided grant funding of £2 million towards the scheme.