Incommunities has welcomed a grant of £7 million to allow it to build 264 high quality affordable homes in the district.

As the Telegraph & Argus reported on Friday, the housing group has been given the money by the Homes and Communities Agency from a funding pot that also saw Bradford Council granted £5m.

Incommunities has revealed that its new homes will cover 24 locations around the district and involve the regeneration of former housing sites. They include sites at Bolton Woods, Shipley, Fagley, Idle, Ravenscliffe, Little Horton and Bingley.

The investment will support new phases of housing at Green Lane in Manningham. Work is currently underway to build 23 much needed family-sized homes on a former site of outdated flats and bedsits. A further 56 homes are planned to further continue the area’s regeneration.

The grant funding from the HCA’s Affordable Homes Programme will lead to a total investment of £30.5 million covering the delivery of 264 high quality homes over the next four years.

Geraldine Howley, Incommunities Group Chief Executive said: “This approval for our latest new build programme by the Homes and Communities Agency is terrific news.

“To date we have delivered over 500 new homes, many for social rent. This new grant funding means over £30 million will go into providing more much needed affordable housing for local people and provide a significant boost for our local communities.”

Jez Lester, Assistant Chief Executive, Asset Management said: “We are delighted that our bid to the Affordable Homes Programme was approved in full. It represents the biggest single funding award we have received from the Homes and Communities Agency.

“We now plan to hit the ground running to build on our successful track record of delivering homes that are changing lives and contributing to the local economy.”

Richard Panter, Area Manager at the the Homes and Communities Agency, said: “This new allocation for Incommunities will support their very successful record of delivering more affordable homes for local people.”