WORK is set to begin on 22 'affordable' homes in Ambleside.

Housing association Home Group will be delivering four one-bedroom flats, 12 two-bedroom homes, and six three-bedroom homes on the site.

Built on a field located between Borrans Road and Loughrigg Park, the affordable homes will be made available to local residents.

The construction will reflect the local area, using materials sympathetic to their surroundings to help blend into the Ambleside surroundings.

A further 18 homes will be built on the site by a housing developer, including 16 open-market homes for those with local connections.

David Armstrong, Senior Development and Delivery Manager at Home Group said: “We are delighted to be bringing these affordable homes to Ambleside and providing local residents with much-needed housing options.

“It has been important to us throughout the design that these new homes fit into Ambleside and capture that Cumbrian appeal.

“We look forward to delivering these new homes and welcoming our first customers into them.”