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Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman takes a look at local community’s exciting new future

Bishop Auckland MP Helen Goodman takes a look at local community’s exciting new future

Local MP Helen Goodman has seen first-hand the regeneration works which are set to revitalise a community in County Durham

York Hill estate in Spennymoor is in the first phase of a significant regeneration programme to improve properties, the community and the environment.  The project, launched in October 2014 by homes and communities business, livin, will improve approximately 120 two, three and four bedroomed homes across the estate.

Helen Goodman, MP said “I was absolutely delighted to see the work beginning on the York Hill Estate to create new family homes to a very high standard and to make this a really nice place to live. This was one of the most positive developments I’ve seen in the past 12 months.”

Claire Readman, a livin tenant from York Hill Road said “I am over the moon to see the improvements to our estate and really think that they will improve our homes and strengthen our community”

The improvements, designed to meet the housing needs and aspirations of local people will result in energy efficient homes, reducing fuel bills whilst also being environmentally friendly.  The renovated homes are planned to be available to let and to buy from Summer 2016.

Alan Boddy, executive director of housing and business development said: “I am delighted to see phase one of this programme underway.  The properties are already generating interest and the estate has already improved.  We hope that by continuing to work alongside local community partners and community groups we can create a thriving and sustainable community.”

A demonstrator home designed to deliver affordable living skills, money saving advice and identify financial capabilities will be available at York Hilll from June 2016

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.

 

Photograph from left: Alan Boddy livin Executive Director Housing and Business Development, Helen Goodman MP, Vicky Miller Community Regeneration Manager

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