SIX affordable homes for older residents, available through shared ownership, have gone on the market in an affluent country borough.

The two-bedroom bungalows with open-plan living areas, French doors, bathrooms and kitchens are available at the Tootle Green development in Dilworth Lane, Longridge.

They are a joint project by Ribble Valley Council and Snugg Homes.

They are available to the over-55s with a local connection and household income below £80,000 on a shared ownership basis from £42,498 for a 25 per cent share, with £292.18 monthly rent on the remainder.

A 50 per cent share costs £84,997, with a £194.79 monthly rent, while a 75 per cent share costs from £127,496, with £97.39 monthly rent.

The bungalows are set in a quiet cul-de-sac surrounded by trees and shrubs

Bridget Hilton, chairman of Ribble Valley Borough Council’s health and housing committee, said: “The provision of affordable housing is one of the biggest challenges facing the council and affordable bungalows are particularly scarce. "

She added: "We are working closely with developers and housing associations to address this problem and our partnership with Snugg Homes has brought much-needed high-quality accommodation for older residents to the borough.”