WISBECH: 14 flats under way to help cope with need for social housing in the town

PUBLISHED: 14:15 16 July 2009 | UPDATED: 09:10 02 June 2010

FOURTEEN homes to help cope with a shortage of social housing Wisbech are being built on the site of an empty building once used by squatters. Bourne-based FE Peacock Construction has started work on a rented scheme of flats at Balding Close. The company

FOURTEEN homes to help cope with a shortage of social housing Wisbech are being built on the site of an empty building once used by squatters.

Bourne-based FE Peacock Construction has started work on a rented scheme of flats at Balding Close.

The company is building the flats on behalf of Peterborough-based Accent Nene Housing Association. The development comprises 11 two-bed and three one-bed flats. "It is being built on open land that had previously been the site of an empty building fronting onto Norwich Road," said Karl Hick, managing director of FE Peacock.

"This had been used by squatters in the past and had long been a magnet for anti-social behaviour."

The flats, on a site facing Norwich Road, are being built with the support of investment by the Homes and Communities Agency.

Mr Hick added: "The Balding Close development will help meet the need for affordable housing in the area, allowing local people who have been priced out of the housing market to rent high quality properties at a realistic price.


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