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Completion of two new affordable homes in Cliburn

Two New Affordable Houses at Cliburn, developed by Mitre Housing Association

[M]itre Housing Association announces the completion of two new affordable homes which have been let to support local affordable housing at Cliburn, near Penrith.

The two houses each have two bedrooms and have been designed and constructed to high environmental standards, including solar PV panels to support the generation of electricity, together with high levels of air tightness and insulation which will help minimise energy usage and costs.

The two homes have been built on land purchased from Eden District Council which was part of a larger site earmarked for affordable housing. The building works were done by Roland Hill Ltd who started work on site in February and have just completed them in October.

The houses were designed by Architects, Day Cummins based in Cockermouth and they were supported by Quantity Surveyors, Hall & Partners Ltd, and Structural Engineers, Tweddle and Slater Ltd, based in Penrith. The whole project has been done under the direction of Rebecca Field from Eden Housing Association which works as Agents for Mitre.

The overall cost of the project was £340,000 and this was supported through a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency with all other funding being raised by Mitre Housing Association.

Mitre Housing Association is based in Penrith and currently provides 144 homes across Cumbria, many of which are located in the rural areas of the Lake District National Park and the Eden Valley. Mitre is managed through a Board of Members who all give generously of their time and expertise in supporting affordable housing across various locations in Cumbria. The Chairman of Mitre, Steve Huddart said; “This scheme marks a very welcome return to the development of new units of affordable housing for local families. Mitre is delighted to complete these two units which have enabled two local families to gain access to local and much needed rental accommodation.”