RESIDENTS were welcomed to an open day for a 37-home development in Ellesmere Port which will reduce heating and water costs using solar energy.
Cosmopolitan Housing Association and Chester & District Housing Trust (CDHT) welcomed residents at an informal open event to launch the Westminster Road development of 37 two-bed homes on Thursday.
The scheme was funded from the Homes & Communities Agency (HCA) as part of the National Affordable Housing Programme.
In total, the partnership between Cosmopolitan and CDHT will create 1,058 new homes across Cheshire West and Chester over the next few years.
The homes are the first to be developed in Ellesmere Port by Cosmopolitan.
The event enabled people to view one of the homes and meet colleagues from Cosmopolitan and CDHT who offered help and advice on allocations, resident involvement, tenancy management and income management.
The open day was held at the Housing, Health, Employment, Enterprise and Training (HHEET) centre on Church Parade in Ellesmere Port.
Councillor Herbert Manley, Cheshire West and Chester Council’s executive member for prosperity, said: “The opportunity to create a significant amount of new homes within our local communities is always good news and it is great to see investment taking place to help us meet our growing housing needs.
“I am especially pleased to see that this new development, in the heart of Ellesmere Port, includes investment in solar power and other eco-technology which will help new residents to reduce both their water bills and electricity costs.”