Affordable family homes available in heart of Longridge

Stuart Hirst and St Vincent's Catherine Charnley.
Stuart Hirst and St Vincent's Catherine Charnley.
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Fifteen family homes for shared ownership or affordable rent are up for grabs at the latest housing development in Longridge.

The homes, at Cromwell Fields in Dilworth Lane, are being developed by Rowland Homes in association with Ribble Valley Borough Council and St Vincent’s Housing Association. And St Vincent’s is hosting an open day at the development on Tuesday, April 16, from 3 to 6pm.

The two and three-bedroomed homes have gardens and parking, making them ideal for families in an area where affordable housing is scarce. Shared ownership properties start at £59,150 for a 35 per cent share. Stuart Hirst, chairman of the borough’s health and housing committee, said: “Affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing Ribble Valley Council and we are working closely with developers and housing associations to address this problem. We are delighted to have supported this scheme, which will bring high-quality affordable accommodation to Longridge.” Longridge is said to derive its name from Oliver Cromwell who, while crossing Jeffrey Hill to the Battle of Preston said: “What a long ridge this is!”