Affordable flats prove popular for Trust

The former Wheatsheaf Hotel building which has been converted into affordable homes.
The former Wheatsheaf Hotel building which has been converted into affordable homes.
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A north Northumberland development trust which is working to provide affordable housing for its community has seen strong demand for its new apartments.

Glendale Gateway Trust has recently converted two buildings in Wooler to provide nine new homes.

All five apartments at the Wheatsheaf have now been let and two of the four at Roddam Dene House have also been let even though they will not be available until the middle of next month.

“We were told that December and January were not good times for letting homes,” said Tom Johnston, director of the Trust.

“But luckily this doesn’t seem to be the case for us. I think the open days just before Christmas helped a lot.

“People were particularly surprised, and impressed, by the Wheatsheaf development.”

The final service – electricity – is due to be connected to Roddam Dene House (formerly West Mansfield House) in early February. All apartments are designed for over 55s.