New affordable homes completion marks Karbon’s development growth in Yorkshire

Karbon Homes is celebrating the continued success of its ambitious development programme in Yorkshire with the completion of the first homes at its Saxty Way development in Thirsk.

The 32,000 home housing association has worked with contractor T.Manners & Sons to bring phase one of the 47-home scheme to fruition, a scheme designed to meet the needs of the local community with a mix of property types and sizes which provide options for residents at varying stages of life.

Sarah Robson, Director of Development and Regeneration at Karbon Homes, said:

“The growth of our development programme in Yorkshire is key in addressing the county’s housing affordability issues and ensuring local people have access to good quality housing, either for rent or for affordable home ownership.

“The development at Saxty Way was designed with the needs of the local community in mind, providing a mix of bungalows, flats and family homes, options for a whole range of customers and properly integrated into local surroundings.”

The development of the new homes is supported with grant funding from Homes England, through Karbon’s Strategic Partnership with the government’s housing delivery agency.

Colleagues from Homes England joined Karbon for a first look at the new homes, which boast a range of enhanced energy efficiency measures, including air source heat pumps and solar PV panels.

Ben McLoughlin, Senior Manager Strategic Partnership said:

The energy efficient new homes on Saxty Way integrate well with the existing community. Due to funding certainty provided by their Strategic Partnership with Homes England, Karbon Homes has been able to bring forward much needed affordable housing in Thirsk and Sowerby.”

Saxty Way is one of two Karbon developments in the Hambleton area supported by its Strategic Partnership with Homes England.

Just a mile away in the village of Sowerby, a second scheme off Back Lane is underway to deliver a further 64 new two, three and four-bed affordable homes.

The 111 new homes in the Hambleton district are part of Karbon’s wider new homes programme in the region, which outlines ambitions to develop over 700 affordable homes across Yorkshire by March 2028.

All new homes developed by Karbon in Yorkshire will be managed by 54North Homes, a subsidiary of the Karbon Group with 3,000 homes across Yorkshire.