Housing work wins plaudits

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A PROJECT to develop 14 new homes for rent on the site of an old children’s home finished third in two different categories of a national awards scheme.

The scheme by Berneslai Homes and Barnsley Council at Pleasant View Croft and Halifax Street, Honeywell, was shortlisted in the Local Authority Building Control Building Excellence Awards, for Best Sustainable project and Best Housing Development.

In both categories the project was highly commended.

Barnsley Council’s spokesman for housing, Coun Tim Cheetham, said: “This is a notable achievement and welcome recognition for all involved.”