A HOUSING association has announced that it is bringing 61 new affordable homes to Wombwell.

WDH has said that the properties will be available for shared ownership and affordable rent.

Pearson Croft is a collection of two, three and four-bedroom homes on Hough Lane, built by Hoober Urban Partnerships.

This is made possible by grant funding from WDH’s strategic partnership with the Government’s housing and regeneration agency, Homes England.

Shared ownership is a national scheme that aims to get people on the property ladder by giving the option to buy a share of a home and pay affordable rent on the rest. This can mean a smaller deposit, smaller mortgage repayments and the flexibility to increase shares in the future.

Sue Young, Executive Director of Investment at WDH, said: “It has been great to work with Hoober Urban Partnerships to bring more affordable housing options to Barnsley. We’re passionate about creating and supporting confident communities and these new homes will be a great opportunity for people to get on the housing ladder.”

David Wroe, Director of Hoober Urban Partnerships, added: “It's great to complete our first development in partnership with WDH to bring high quality affordable homes to Wombwell. Building on its success, we are already midway through our second project together and have recently commenced two further schemes.”