Contractors have arrived on site to commence an ambitious project which is set to regenerate a community in County Durham.
Following a comprehensive public consultation exercise with the residents of York Hill estate, Spennymoor, which identified a need for significant improvements to properties, the environment and the community generally,we are this week launching plans for the estate.
On completion of the three year project York Hill estate will boast approximately 120 environmentally improved two, three and four bedroomed homes across the whole estate. The improvements, designed to meet local housing needs and aspirations will also result in environmentally friendly and energy efficient homes.
The York Hill Experience, a launch event to mark the start of the work on site, will take place on Thursday 29 October. Organised jointly with out main building contractor Mears, the event is open to residents of York Hill estate and the surrounding area, giving people an opportunity to view the plans for the estate and ask any questions. There are also plans for a demonstrator home, which will show case how to set up and run a home in an affordable way.
Alan Boddy, executive director of housing and business development said: “By working closely with local stakeholders and residents we recognised that the community spirit in York Hill was strong and that investment in the estate was needed if it was to continue to be an estate where people want to live. We started the ambitious project some months ago and I’m delighted that work is now starting on site. We hope that in three years’ time we have delivered an estate that residents can be extremely proud of”.
The project will also include a range of community activities, made possible through working with community partners and local community groups.
If you would like to know more about York Hill estate regeneration project please visit www.livin.co.uk/yorkhill or telephone Customer Services on 0800 587 4538.