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The site has already been cleared and foundations are being installed at Little Moor Hill in Smethwick.

The WM Housing Group development will be made up of 11 shared ownership homes and 11 affordable rent homes – and these will be a mix of two and three-bedroom homes.

WM Housing Group’s Director of Development, Richard Whittaker, said:

“It’s fantastic that work has started in Sandwell and will bring some much-needed affordable homes to the area.

“The development will allow us to satisfy the different needs of people in the area by offering both affordable rents and shared ownership.

“We have teamed up with developer TC Homes for this development and we are looking forward to seeing it progress.”

Work on the development is expected to be finished by June 2020.

Richard Whittaker attended the site with Councillor Joanne Hadley from Sandwell Council and representatives from TC Homes to mark the progress of the development.

Councillor Joanne Hadley, Sandwell’s cabinet member for homes, said:

“It’s fantastic news to see that more affordable homes are being built in Smethwick.

“We are always looking to find innovative ways and opportunities to increase the number of affordable homes in Sandwell whether by building new council homes ourselves or working with partners such as WM Housing, This scheme is a welcome contribution towards our target.”

Tim Charnley, Director at TC Homes said:

“It’s great to be working with WM Housing on this project in Little Moor Hill.

“The range of homes will offer affordable options for future residents and will be finished to a high standard.”

The Little Moor Hill development is close to Smethwick town centre, parks and sports facilities.