Work has begun on a new £6.7 million housing development at a site on Pinfold Lane in Bridlington.
The East Riding of Yorkshire Council-led development comprises a total of 48 two and three bedroomed houses and is predicted to be completed by the end of March 2015.
The work is partly funded by the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency and by East Riding Council, and is just one scheme of many planned for towns across the county.
Councillor Symon Fraser, East Riding Council portfolio holder for environment, housing and planning, commented: “It is very good news that we are able once again to provide much needed new dwellings across our area, with a combination of funding from the government and from ourselves.
“We have ambitious plans to build new dwellings and redevelop and greatly improve our existing housing stock, and we have also committed significant sums for ongoing repairs and maintenance.
“These new builds across the area are just the start of an exciting five year programme which aims to significantly improve and increase the availability of homes for hard pressed East Riding residents.”
Councillor Terry Dixon, Mayor of Bridlington, said: “We have said it before, housing is a massive thing for Bridlington to move it forward. There is a huge list of people that want housing.
“I hope that the whole development becomes part of Bridlington’s big plan with schools, doctors and then surely jobs must come into it.”
He said Bridlington Town Council supported the development, however he held concerns over access to and from the site.
“Marton Road is extremely busy and we have also got Scarborough Road which is also extremely busy, so access is a big thing in my mind,” said Coun Dixon.
A further six dwellings have recently been built at a site in Skipsea, along with a total of 22 other residences across the East Riding.
Along with the new site in Bridlington, work is set to begin on several other affordable housing schemes in Leconfield, Rawcliffe and Beverley.
A council spokesperson said: “They have all been built to meet Level Three of the national Code for Sustainable Homes, and all are two-bedroomed houses.”