Work begins on new homes

An artist's impression of the new development.
An artist's impression of the new development.
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Work has started on a development of new homes in Galgate which will deliver affordable homes and create more than 30 jobs.

The development of 71 new family homes in Stoney Lane will see a mix of two bedroom apartments and two, three and four bedroom semi-detached and detached houses built by Story Homes.

Up to 40 per cent will be ‘affordable’ — designated for local people and the proposed development is expected to create upwards of 30 jobs for local people during the construction phases. Once complete, the site will also include a public open space and play area, which the whole community will be able to use.

The company plans to employ a further 43 full-time staff over the next 12 months as part of a three year strategic recruitment plan which will eventually see more than 100 jobs created, with additional work for sub-contractors and key trades.