Keswick residents will not have failed to see that despite the atrocious weather, Atkinsons builders have been making good progress on the Calvert Way estate.
The estate of 55 houses includes 22 which will be owned and managed by Keswick Community Housing Trust. The Trust is hopeful that their injection of affordable housing will significantly reduce the extreme housing need in the town.
The Trust will be selling a fifty percent share in 11 houses, 7 three bedroomed, 2 two bedroomed and 2 four bedroomed houses and anticipate that these homes will be ready for occupation at the end of the year. Early in 2017 a further 11 houses of a similar mix of will be available for rent.
KCHT has been working alongside Impact Housing who will also provide 23 houses for rental which will be the first houses to be occupied. KCHT have agreed that they will allocate their properties in the next few months and will be inviting applications from 25th January with the closing date being 15th February. There has already been a lot of interest in Calvert Way and thanks to the success of their first venture at The Hopes, the Trust is expecting a large number of applications.