A ceremony has been held to mark the progress being made in building new council houses in Linton.
Councillors were joined by builders and architects at a new house in Chalklands for a ‘topping out’ ceremony last Wednesday (October 8).
This celebrated the home reaching the tallest point in the construction of the first properties in South Cambridgeshire’s biggest building programme of council homes since the 1950s.
Four new one bedroom semi-detached homes are currently being built at a site where ten under used council-owned garages use to be.
The proposed completion date for the development is mid December with the first tenants expected to be in by Christmas.
The building programme of new council-owned homes has been made possible by South Cambridgeshire District Council’s (SCDC) innovative thinking following changes in Government policy that mean all rent collected from SCDC tenants will remain in the district.
Over the next 30 years SCDC will be investing millions to build up to 1,000 new council-owned and affordable properties.
Cllr Mark Howell said: “The completion of these properties marks a key milestone in our biggest building programme of council-owned homes in over 50 years and the first stage in our promise to deliver more affordable homes for local people.
“Homes and jobs are the cornerstone of our commitment to the development of a thriving South Cambridgeshire.”
The work has been carried out by architects, The Design Partnership, and builders, Burmors.