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ilke Homes gets green light for 140 factory-built homes

ilke Homes, the modular housing manufacturer, has received planning permission from Hastings Borough Council to deliver 140 affordable homes in the local area.

The homes will be manufactured offsite at ilke Homes’ factory in North Yorkshire, where precision-engineering techniques enable the company to deliver highly sustainable homes, before being delivered to the site.

The announcement marks ilke Homes’ continued expansion in the South East region, where it is already committed to delivering over 1,200 homes across six sites. The 12.4-acre site will be delivered by ilke Homes as part of its turnkey offering – by which it acquires land, gains planning permission, manufactures the homes and develops the site.

ilke Homes is to provide 140 factory-built houses from its Knaresborough production facility for a site in Hastings / Picture: like Homes

Precision-engineering techniques mean that ilke Homes will be able to deliver the 140 affordable homes in half the time of traditional methods, due to most of the construction stage taking place offsite. By manufacturing offsite, the homes delivered will be of the highest quality, as ilke Homes is able to benchmark standards at numerous stages of the build cycle.

Once complete, the homes and complementing open spaces will be managed by a registered provider of affordable homes. Completion of the scheme is expected in spring 2024.

Matt Suggit, development director at ilke Homes, said: “ilke Homes are increasingly becoming a partner of choice for local authorities looking to scale up the delivery of energy-efficient, affordable housing, and this planning permission is testament to that.

“Our accredited modular methods of delivery will ensure that these homes help Hastings Borough Council meet carbon reduction targets and deliver much needed affordable housing. We are proud to be delivering all 140 homes as affordable tenures, comprising 70 shared ownership homes and 70 affordable rent homes.”

Cllr Andy Batsford, lead councillor for housing and homelessness, added: “We are pleased that this application has been granted, we look forward to seeing these new homes being built and lived in by some of the many people we have in this town who need an affordable roof over their heads. With the cost of living increasing it is important that all new homes are built to be efficient and that they are as cheap as possible for people to heat and live in.”

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