Plans to build 124 affordable homes across North Devon have been revealed by North Devon Council. The council has committed itself to investing £1.5 million on nine sites across the area, which will draw down another £15 million in external funding. This

Plans to build 124 affordable homes across North Devon have been revealed by North Devon Council.The council has committed itself to investing £1.5 million on nine sites across the area, which will draw down another £15 million in external funding. This will come from the housing associations themselves or from the Housing Corporation - a national funding pot for affordable homes.The schemes are spread right across North Devon in Barnstaple, Brayford, Brendon, Ilfracombe and North Molton.Most of the developments will be done in partnership with local housing associations, which will bring welcome work to the local building trade.Portfolio Holder for Housing Cllr Andrea Davis says: "This programme demonstrates the council's commitment to affordable housing and is proof of our determination to deliver through working in partnership. "As a council, we could never afford to build this number of affordable homes on our own. By working with other organisations, we're providing homes for local people in the areas where they are most needed."The funding should see 54 homes built in Ilfracombe, 52 in Barnstaple, eight in North Molton and five each in Brayford and Brendon.North Devon Council is working in partnership with North Devon Homes, Sanctuary Housing, Devon and Cornwall Housing Association, Magna, Falcon Rural Housing and Hastoe.