CONSTRUCTION is about to begin on 21 new affordable homes in Brompton near Northallerton.

Housing association Karbon Homes is behind the project which will provide a mix of two and three bedroom homes.

The development is in the centre of Brompton at Danes Crest and will help meet the urgent need for smaller, more affordable homes in the area.

The building of the new homes has been welcomed by Hambleton District Council.

Entrance to the 0.48 hectare site will be off Danelaw Road.

Six of the 18 garages at the entrance of the site, which are owned by Muir Housing Group, will be demolished to allow space for access.

The energy efficient homes have been designed by Edwards Architecture to be long lasting and sustainable.

There will be a mix of semi-detached and terraced designs and the use of stone, terracotta tiles, red brick and render will also be referenced in the new homes.

Each home includes a private garden and dedicated car parking spaces.

Ged Walsh, director of development at Karbon Homes, said: “Our development at Danes Crest will provide much needed high quality homes for local people and families and addresses the shortage of smaller, more affordable homes in the district.

"We identified a particular need for this type of housing in Brompton, with the majority of homes available on the Rent to Buy scheme, which will help potential buyers into home ownership.

“The development will be managed by our partners at York Housing Association and will support Hambleton District Council’s strategic housing market assessment of providing homes for future generations.”

Councillor David Webster, portfolio holder for planning from Hambleton District Council, said: “The council welcomes the start of construction for this new housing scheme.

"It will provide much needed affordable accommodation in Brompton for local people.

"I look forward to seeing this progress over the coming months.”

The main contractor for the site is Gus Robinson Developments and work is expected to be completed in autumn 2021.