A £1.3 million housing development in Lache has been given the seal of approval by City of Chester MP Chris Matheson.

Constructed by Sanctuary Maintenance, part of Sanctuary Group, Noble Close provides a mix of 13 homes for rent and shared ownership.

Mr Matheson was given a tour of the new development, which has been transformed from previously derelict land, and also met with some of the families living in their new homes.

The development is one of four across Chester built by Sanctuary Maintenance in Upton, Newton, Malpas and Lache.

In total, the schemes provide 41 new properties at a cost of more than £4 million, bringing a much-needed boost to affordable housing in the area.

Chester MP Chris Matheson at Noble Close resident Ewelina Drozdzs home, with Sanctuary Housing area manager for Lache Sue Cadwaladr and MD of Sanctuary Maintenance Paul Finch

MP Chris Matheson said: “The provision of affordable homes is vital for the families of Chester and Sanctuary’s developments at Noble Close and beyond are welcome additions.

“It was a pleasure to meet families in their new homes and spend time getting to know them.”

Managing director of Sanctuary Maintenance Paul Finch said: “Sanctuary is committed to delivering affordable homes in the communities in which it works.

“These developments are no exception and are testament to the hard work and dedication of the Sanctuary Maintenance workforce.”

All four of the developments in the city have been delivered in partnership and with funding from the Homes and Communities Agency, as well as providing valuable employment and training opportunities for local people.