Partnership to bring new homes to Kirklees

Thirteen and Yorkshire housing association, Incommunties are pleased to announce they have successfully bid to deliver over 200 affordable new homes, for Kirklees Metropolitan Council, West Yorkshire.

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17 Aug 2021

The partnership will help create vibrant new homes and places for the residents of Kirklees.

The local authority has identified five proposed sites in its ownership to be developed as part of its housing development programme and the partnership will provide a range of house types and tenures that will meet the needs of the whole community.

The delivery partnership will bring together the local knowledge needed as well as established and like-minded partners who share the same values around quality and excellent customer service. It will also help create new jobs and some fantastic apprentice opportunities and the team will be working closely with communities to ensure they benefit from the schemes.

Sharon Thomas, Thirteen's director of business growth, said:

"This is fantastic news and so many colleagues from both Thirteen and Incommunities have worked in partnership to make this bid a success.

"It's a great opportunity to be working as a partnership to expand our operating area into West Yorkshire, especially alongside Incommunities, who already have a strong presence across the region.

"The plans for the five schemes put forward demonstrate our commitment to making sure the homes we deliver meet the aspiration of residents. Our homes will be zero carbon ready, plus we will create spaces with great accessibility that people can enjoy and feel safe in, and we will respond to the housing needs of the diverse community in this part of the world. In a nutshell, it will mean we'll deliver high quality, green homes and much more for the people of Kirklees.

"We can't wait to get started!"

Rupert Pometsey, director of development and growth, at Incommunities, said:

“We are proud to have been successful on this joint development bid with Thirteen for housing sites in Kirklees.

“Incommunities is committed to working with partners to improve housing choice and this collaboration ensures both housing associations can utilise their shared drive to provide great places where people want to live and work.”

Councillor Cathy Scott, cabinet member for housing at Kirklees Metropolitan Council, added:

“Partnership working is at the heart of our vision for housing growth in Kirklees. I am excited to be working with organisations that share our values and ambitions around seeing higher quality, greener, more community focussed homes and neighbourhoods.

The varied range of housing types and occupancy options will ensure that these developments offer homes that meet the needs of our diverse Kirklees communities. This is another positive step towards making Kirklees a great place to live, work and visit.