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Gas price increase could put demand on sheltered housing says clerk

Commissioners open new complex in Ramsey

Rising gas prices could see more people applying for sheltered housing.

That's the view of the Ramsey and Northern District Housing Committee.

Last week it cut the ribbon of its new sheltered housing complex, Mayfield, on May Hill in Ramsey.

Clerk Mark Close says the increasing cost of living may have people searching for an alternative:

The £5.8 million facility, built on land previously owned by Ramsey Town Commissioners, replaces Cooil Ny Marrey which is now earmarked for redevelopment.

It provides 27 one-bedroom and 10 two-bedroom apartments and is designed to maximise energy efficiency with features such as low-energy lighting, heat recovery extractor fans and underfloor heating.

Cora is Cooil Ny Marrey’s longest resident of 23 years.

The 84-year-old is delighted with her new home at Mayfield:

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