Bradford council embarks on first publicly funded housebuilding development in the city in 30 years

Bradford is to begin work on the first council houses in the city for over 30 years. The scheme is being developed by Lovell and is the first to be awarded by the Homes and Communities Agency’s Delivery Partner Panel which has been set up to fast-track the development of new housing on public land.

The £5.6m development for City of Bradford Metropolitan district council will create 45 houses for social rent and will include 12 properties built to level 6 of the Code for Sustainable Homes.

The development has been half funded by the government’s Homes and Communities Agency Local Authority New Build programme and half from borrowing. 

Councillor the Rev Paul Flowers, executive member for culture, planning and housing, says: “This is a hugely important scheme for Bradford in many ways and is a significant step in creating affordable housing for families on a low income.

“It also enters new territory in terms of eco-friendly building which at the same time will cut down fuel and water costs for residents.”

The homes will be completed in March 2011.