New homes in Eastfield set to help families

Wheatfields Court Housing opening near Manham Hill.  Mayor Pat Marsburg,YCH Chief Executive Shaun Tymon , Ros Fox,  Dep MayorHilary Groves . Oic Richard Ponter 150922a
Wheatfields Court Housing opening near Manham Hill. Mayor Pat Marsburg,YCH Chief Executive Shaun Tymon , Ros Fox, Dep MayorHilary Groves . Oic Richard Ponter 150922a
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Yorkshire Coast homes has unveiled Scarborough’s newest development of affordable housing, providing 31 homes in the heart of Eastfield.

The 21 three-bedroom houses and 10 one and two bedroom apartments were officially named Wheatfields Court by Scarborough’s mayor Cllr Pat Marsburg and Yorkshire Coast Homes chairman Ros Fox.

The handover of these 31 homes sees the completion of a £4.7 million, three-site project carried out in partnership with Scarborough Council and building contractor Southdale, with previously finished sites at Billow Drive in Barrowcliff and Oak Lane in Eastfield providing a further 16 two-bedroom bungalows.

Throughout the term of the development Southdale utilised locally based sub-contractors and were able to provide four new apprenticeships while also safeguarding two existing apprentice placements.

The Wheatfields Court homes have been specifically sized and designed to help meet the housing needs of residents within the Eastfield area.

Chief executive Shaun Tymon said: “Yorkshire Coast Homes, in partnership with Scarborough Borough Council, is taking significant steps towards addressing the shortage of good quality affordable housing in our area. “This development at Wheatfields Court has provided a total of 31 new homes and forms part of our commitment to have planned and started to deliver 1,000 new properties by 2020.”

Ros Fox, chairman, added: “I’m sure that these 31 new homes in Eastfield will not only be an asset to the existing community but will also enrich the area with the introduction of some new residents.”