Exciting times ahead for property hunters in Bamber Bridge, following the announcement that nine new affordable rent flats will be delivered in the village.
Aspiring to deliver more and more affordable homes in the borough – as per its Corporate Plan priorities – South Ribble Borough Council is delighted to see work begin to convert its Pearson House property on Station Road in Bamber Bridge into seven one-bed flats, and two two-bed flats.
And with a clear interest in acquiring housing in this area – there are around 150 active applications on select move in Bamber Bridge – these flats will begin to satisfy the housing need of the area and will deliver a real affordable option that is highly sought-after by many.
Councillor Matthew Tomlinson, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Assets at South Ribble Borough Council, said:
“Since coming into power in May 2019, this Labour administration has been very clear about how we intend to protect our assets: we must not settle for anything less than achieving the absolute maximum financial or social value from all council assets, because our taxpaying residents deserve nothing less.
“The people of South Ribble have already seen the transparency, resident engagement and financial astuteness with which we are handling the Worden Hall project – and now these things are also evident with the conversion of Pearson House on Station Road in Bamber Bridge.
“Pearson House was a vacant property – so this presented an unmissable opportunity for the council to convert it into affordable accommodation and succeed towards our corporate ambition of meeting the housing needs of the borough.
“Not only that, it also ensures that we continue to make efficient use of council assets.
“I am determined that this council recognises all of its assets and handles the management of each one with upmost skill, judgement and ambition.
“These nine new flats show that we mean business and will do everything we can to maximise our assets and give them a financial or social viability for the benefit of our residents.”
The council hopes that the conversion of the property into nine flats will be completed by April 2021, with new tenants moving in soon after completion.