31 May '14, 12pm

Green Building | Old council depot transformed by green housing scheme

The disused brownfield site on Guldrey Lane, Sedbergh, in the Yorkshire Dales National Park, had lain empty for more than 17 years. But a unique partnership between Two Castles Housing Association and Esh Property Services, working together with Cumbria County Council and South Lakeland District Council, has brought the site back into community use for the next generation. Working together under the Hadrian Development Solutions Partnership, the various parties have built ten energy-efficient homes for rent at the regenerated site. With more than 3,000 people currently looking for an affordable home to rent in South Lakeland, the scheme has delivered three, two-bedroom bungalows as well as five, two-bedroom and two three-bedroom houses for local people with a connection to the town or surrounding area. Rob Brittain, property services director at the housing association, sa...

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