Rotherham families to be offered new homes

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A dozen Rotherham families are due to have new homes thanks to a new council housing scheme.

Councillor Rose McNeely, cabinet member for safe and attractive neighbourhoods for Rotherham Council, will officially unveil a commemorative plaque and cut a ribbon tomorrow to mark the opening of a new block of flats at Manvers Lakeside.

The block at Starling Close has been purchased by Rotherham Council from developers Taylor Wimpey as part of a project where Taylor Wimpey agreed to build new affordable homes as part of its Lakeside development.

Rotherham Council will own and manage the new homes.

Coun McNeely said: “These are fantastic new apartments for local people who want a council home.

“These much-needed affordable apartments will enable Rotherham Council to maintain a healthy housing stock in the area.

“Taylor Wimpey is also offering government-backed incentive schemes to enable people to buy homes on this development.

“This is a great example of how Taylor Wimpey and Rotherham Council are supporting the local economy by building new homes and offering local employment opportunities.”