A HOUSING association is celebrating after one of its developments was shortlisted for a national award.

Plus Dane Housing, which has more than 13,500 homes across Cheshire and Merseyside, has seen its Runcorn-based Shepherds Row project shortlisted for Inside Housing’s ‘Best Affordable Housing Development’ award.

Katie Davies, development manager at Plus Dane Housing, said: "We had lots of discussions with stakeholders to make sure this development was right for the area.

"What we came up with was to incorporate two-bedroom houses and one-bedroom flats as well as four one-bedroom flexible houses.

"The latter offer smaller households the benefits of living in a home designed to become a two-bedroom home should their own circumstances, or demand in the area, change in the future.” 

The project, the final part of the Castlefields Regeneration masterplan, saw an unpopular deck access block replaced by 27 new homes and transforming the site.