Housing priority for townspeople



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Twenty four new homes under construction at Northfield Avenue, Driffield, are nearing completion.

The properties will be let by the Chevin Housing Association in the Spring to nominees provided by the East Riding of Yorkshire Council.

Priority will be given to local people.

Hilary Bardon, housing policy and development officer for ERYC, said: “When planning permission was awarded a unilateral undertaking giving priority to people with a local connection to Driffield was offered and accepted.

“A local lettings and nominations agreement has now been developed which seeks to ensure that a balanced and sustainable community will be established and maintained in the future.”

This agreement has been agreed in consultation with ERYC ward members Symon Fraser, Barbara Hall and Felicity Temple, Driffield town council and local people via publicity at the Driffield customer service Centre at West Garth and at the library on Cross Hill.

To be eligible for one of the new homes at Northfield Avenue, applicants must be unable to compete easily in the open market for housing locally either as tenants or buyers.

They must normally already live in Driffield or have a local connection by way of employment or family, or be a former residents of the town. Homes at the site are also open to residents of Garton, Nafferton, Skerne, Wansford, Hutton Cranswick and Kirkburn, Sledmere, Cottam, Langtoft, Kilham, Harpham, Kelk, Foston, North Frodingham, Brandesburton, Watton, Bainton, Tibthorpe or Kirkburn.

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