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Housebuilder Barratt Homes has started construction work on a residential development featuring 76 new homes on the site of a former school in Furnace Green.
The new homes, which are being developed at the old Robert May School and the North East Area Proffessional Centre site on Furnace Drive, will include 31 affordable homes.
Shadow chancellor Ed Balls this week called for 100,000 new affordable homes to be constructed in a bid to help more people gain a foot on the housing ladder and kick-start economic growth.
Mr Balls, MP for Morley & Outwood, said that the plan should be funded using the £3bn to £4bn expected to be raised from the forthcoming auction of the 4G mobile phone spectrum.
New homes across a number of Hillreed Homes' developments in Sussex , Kent , Surrey and Hampshire are selling fast, according to the housebuilder.
The company currently has just one house remaining at Pease Pottage which is located in Crawley town, a short drive from Gatwick airport.
Housebuilders have been set a significantly reduced target as far as the delivery of new homes in Kent and
It has been a good start to the year for new homes builder Hillreed Homes with site visits and new homes sales increasing significantly.
The housebuilder reports that it has seen a hike in demand for its new homes in Kent, Sussex, Surrey and Hampshire, with site visits rising by 26% and new homes sales up 22% in January 2012 compared to the corresponding month last year.
Up to 1,300 new affordable homes will be built across Hampshire, after a consortium of housing providers successfully secured investment from the Government.
The Wayfarer Partnership - a consortium of eight different housing providers - secured the deal with the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) as part of its Affordable Homes Programme, which is set to deliver 80,000 new affordable homes across England by 2015.
It has been an active summer for new homes sales despite it being a traditionally quiet period for the property market.
New home developer Banner Homes have launched a new luxury development in Hampshire, following on from the success of its recent development, Chestnut Grove in Midhurst, West Sussex
Banner Homes Southern will build a selection of new homes as part of its Rotherfield Place development in Sheet, Petersfield, Hampshire.