Posted by Chris
Redcar and Cleveland Council today applauded an £8.5million programme for new housing schemes in the Borough, including the conversion of a derelict petrol station site into homes for the over 55s.
The five schemes planned by three local housing associations, which will provide a total of 68 new units, are benefiting from a £4.164m Housing Corporation Grant, part of the National Affordable Housing Programme, towards their completion over the next two years.
We are delighted with the grant allocation and are sure that the housing associations will maximise the impact of this expenditure.
I am particularly pleased to welcome Tees Valley Housing's proposals to redevelop the Roseberry Road petrol station site at Redcar into accommodation for the over 55s. That site has been an eyesore for too long and I'm sure residents will be looking forward to a positive conclusion.
Tees Valley Housing Group is in the process of agreeing terms of sale with the Council for the site to develop 12 units and this £1.395m scheme will complement the wider Courts development, a partnership between the Group and private developers.
The Group also receives half its £2.938m project cost for providing 20 extra care units, alongside 20 privately-financed apartments at Lodge Farm, Eston. A third scheme, costing £2.938m, with a £1.5m grant, will provide 23 family homes, a mix of rented and shared ownership, at Church Lane, Eston.
The Accent Housing Group is in negotiation to buy land for six affordable shared ownership homes at Guisborough in a £820,000 scheme, helped by a £158,000 grant.
The Three Rivers Housing Group has funding to refurbish the Council-owned Hollingside at Saltburn to provide six special needs residential units in a £673,000 scheme, boosted by a £525,000 grant.