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Wakefield Council has granted approval for 77 affordable new homes on a 5.76-acre site at City Fields, Wakefield East, located alongside the River Calder and the Aire and the Calder Canal.

Rula Homes, the newly established housing division of Rula Developments, has agreed to sell the completed scheme to WDH (Wakefield and District Housing) which will provide tenancies for affordable rent and shared ownership.

The properties will be developed utilising £1.67m funding from the Homes England Wave 2 programme.

The scheme will comprise a mix of two, three and four bedroom affordable homes.

Ben Ward, Managing Director at Rula Homes, said: “We are delighted to secure planning consent on this development as our first residential venture which helps deliver against much needed family social housing in the region. We are actively seeking further development opportunities and social housing partnerships with capacity to deliver schemes from 30 up to 150 units.”

Sue Young, executive director of investment at WDH, added: “It is our vision to create confident and sustainable communities by building new, affordable homes in the Wakefield district and beyond.

“Our partnership with Rula Homes will help us provide high quality family homes for affordable rent and for sale through shared ownership and achieve our ambition of building 500 energy efficient homes a year.”

Harris cm look forward to working with the team on this fantastic project which will run until Q4 in 2022.

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