SCORES of new homes are to be built after two housing organisations teamed up.
Shropshire Housing Alliance (SHA) and The Wrekin Housing Trust (WHT) are providing 30 new homes in Middleton Road between them, including 14 “affordable” new two-bedroom houses and bungalows which the authorities believe were asked for by the public.
And the former tax office on the adjacent site is to be converted into 16 apartments for local people who need “affordable, modern and energy-efficient homes”.
Both organisations have been awarded Empty Homes Funding to breathe new life into empty properties and the communities surrounding them and as a result SHA are buying two buildings in Cross Street, Oswestry, which will be converted into apartments and a housing advice service.
The WHT is also working on two further developments in the Oswestry area, one at Plas Fynnon, which will provide three new three-bedroom family homes and another in the village of St Martins for 12 new homes.
A spokesman for the trust said: “We are working closely with the local community and parish council to make sure the homes we provide make a real difference to the local community.”
One resident who has already been helped by the trust said: “Homes like ours don’t come along in the area very often so we were thrilled to get it.
“It’s a lovely spacious home with a garden for the children and we’re really happy.”