PLUS Dane Housing is on track to deliver nearly 600 new-build homes across Merseyside and Cheshire over the next three years, both for affordable rent and affordable home ownership. These new developments are being funded by a combined investment of £30m from Plus Dane and funds made available from a successful application to the Homes and Communities Agency’s Affordable Homes Programme Grant 2015 – 2018. The new homes are in addition to an £8m investment programme across the organisation’s existing homes and neighbourhoods this year. Plus Dane’s Executive Director of Property Claire Griffiths said: “We have an excellent track record in providing affordable housing across the North West, and we are delighted to once again be in a strong position to build on this with a full programme of new schemes for rent and sale in place for the next three years. “Going forward, we want to be a developer of choice in this arena. “For those already living in Plus Dane homes, customer feedback shows that the majority of our tenants are happy with their homes and we will continue to make sure our customers are happy by investing in our properties and keeping neighbourhoods sustainable.” A total of 590 new properties for affordable rent and shared ownership are scheduled to be developed with a focus on safety, improving quality and reducing costs of running a home. Key sites across Merseyside and Cheshire are being developed to provide affordable homes for families, couples and single people. Developments currently under construction and scheduled for completion in 2017 include Everton Brow (North Liverpool), Shepherd’s Row (Runcorn), and Dunkirk Farm (Holmes Chapel, Cheshire). Together they will provide nearly 70 homes and apartments across the region. Through its Homeshub subsidiary, Plus Dane has an excellent track record in helping people onto the property ladder through shared ownership, shared equity and outright sale. As the Government’s Help to Buy agent for the North West, Plus Dane is the region’s leading affordable home ownership expert. All properties in Plus Dane’s new build schemes will be advertised where relevant across Cheshire Home Choice, Help to Buy North West and Property Pool Plus.