A MODERN housing development in Johnston has been recognised as one of the top 100 housing sites in Britain.

Pond Bridge, a development of 122 detached, semi-detached and terraced two and three-bedroom homes, has been listed in the Premier Guarantee excellence awards’ top developments.

The list is compiled annually by surveyors Premier Guarantee - a provider of structural warranty and building control services - to recognise those developments which demonstrate a high level of build quality.

Following inspection, Pond Bridge was selected as part of the line-up, beating off competition from more than 1,000 Premier Guarantee registered developments nominated in the excellence awards.

The site has been developed by house builder Churchfield Homes and opened to the market in February 2011 through estate agents John Francis.

Phase three of the development is set to be complete by March 2014, which will bring the number of completed units built on site to 49, with further phases to follow. The development’s first cul-de-sac, Moors Road, will also be completed by then.

Churchfield Homes contracts manager Matthew Morgan said: “It’s a real coup to make the cut and it’s great that the hard work of the construction team has been recognised.

“We have used the same local supply chain throughout the development to ensure our building traders are also committed to delivering a quality product that benefits the local area.”

Trevor Carr, director of John Francis estate agents, said: “It’s great to see that Pond Bridge has been recognised in such a prestigious line-up.

“It is a very attractive site offering families, professionals and couples quality, affordable homes in a beautiful part Wales.”