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New affordable homes nearing completion in Filey

Yorkshire Coast Homes logoA development of 19 new affordable homes for rent and sale is nearing completion at Mitford Street in Filey.  The development, which is being built by housing association, Accent Foundation, will provide 14 homes for rent and 5 low cost home ownership properties.


The first phase of properties to be completed will be 11 houses (6 for rent and 5 for low cost home ownership).  The houses should be completed by the end of March.  The remaining properties will be 8 flats for rent that are being built on the site of the former Crown Pub, which has been demolished to make way for the new flats.  These are due for completion in April.


The new properties will be advertised through North Yorkshire HomeChoice, which is the choice based lettings system for the letting of affordable housing  in Scarborough borough.  Accent will be advertising the flats on North Yorkshire HomeChoice at the end of February.  Local people in housing need with a local connection to Filey, who are registered on North Yorkshire HomeChoice, are strongly urged to look out for the properties when they are advertised.  Details of properties advertised on North Yorkshire HomeChoice can be found on

Alternatively details can also be obtained from Scarborough Borough Council’s Customer First desk at the Evron Centre, John Street, Filey. 


Cllr Bill Chatt, Scarborough Borough Council Cabinet Member for Housing, Public Health, Property Maintenance and Sustainability said:


"I am very pleased to see this much needed affordable homes development in Filey coming to fruition.  There is an annual need of 49 new affordable homes in Filey and Hunmanby, so this development will contribute significantly to meeting that need."


Claire Stone, Managing Director, Accent Foundation added:


"We are very pleased to see the completion of our affordable new homes for rent and sale on Mitford Street.  Throughout the planning and building work, we have worked closely with our partners; Scarborough Borough Council, our main contractor Strategic Team Group and the Homes and Communities Agency, which funded the development, and I'd like to thank them for their support.  Together, we have not only developed the homes to the best modern design standards, but we have also been able to meet the needs and aspirations of the local people who will be living in them."


Anyone requiring help with bidding for the properties at Mitford Street, should contact Yorkshire Coast Homes, which administers North Yorkshire HomeChoice within the borough, on 0845 065 5656.
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