BRAND new affordable homes are set to be built on the outskirts of Kidderminster.

Living Space, working with Community Housing, has secured planning permission from Wyre Forest District Council for the development with associated access and parking, open space and landscaping.

The parcel of agricultural land, located off Husum Way, was allocated for housing in the adopted Wyre Forest District Local Plan.

Paul Breen, managing director of Living Space, said: “We were pleased to get the go-ahead for this scheme and are very much looking forward to working with Community Housing on the delivery of much-needed, quality affordable homes in Kidderminster.

“The housing mix will include shared ownership and affordable rent, and a generous open space provision. We look forward to starting construction in the coming months.”

Worcestershire-based Community Housing is a Registered Social Housing Provider delivering a variety of homes and housing-related services to tenants and residents.

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Matt Cooney, Community Housing chief executive, said: “We are looking forward to the construction of new affordable, high-quality homes, which will complement the existing community while tackling local housing need.

“The provision of a higher number of social rented homes has been made possible by the enhanced level grant agreed by Homes England.”