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Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP)

What is Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP)?
Flintshire County Council is committed to meeting the needs of the local community for affordable housing across the county.  Working with their development partner Wates Residential, the Council has started a new initiative to build new homes through SHARP.  The SHARP will deliver 500 new homes across Flintshire by 2021 of which 300 will be affordable rent (owned and managed by North East Wales Homes Ltd) and 200 social rent (managed by Flintshire County Council).  The projected cost of the investment will be £50m over 5 years.  As part of the project, Flintshire County Council and Wates Residential have made a joint commitment to create extensive opportunities for local training and employment.  It is estimated that over 2,000 people will be employed throughout the SHARP and an estimated 20 apprenticeship positions will be created.
The properties will be built to a high specification with modern kitchens and bathrooms.  In order to keep running costs to a minimum energy saving standards will be incorporated, such as modern windows and insulation materials.

THE SCHEMES

The Walks, Flint

The Walks, Flint which is currently under construction will deliver 92 new homes for local people.  There will be a mix of 2 and 3 bed houses and 1 and 2 bed apartments (see architect’s drawing attached) of which some of the apartments will be adapted.  The tenure will be mixed with 62 of the homes for intermediate rent, owned and managed by NEW Homes, and 30 will be Council homes for social rent.  

Completion of this site will create a new community in the heart of Flint and turn what were once tired maisonettes into a modern housing development.  The scheme changes on a daily basis.  To watch the progress a camera has been installed and photos will be uploaded on to this page at regular intervals: The Walks, Flint

The original architects view of the site was captured on video and can be accessed here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7nubBgKLOc 

Planning permission has been granted and details can be found through this link: The Walks, Flint

Follow this link for the up to date site plan 

Redhall, St Marks Avenue, Connah's Quay

The former garage site located off St Mark’s Avenue has been cleared and will be replaced by 5 x 2 bed council houses.  This new development will transform this patch of land into a modern and attractive residential area providing much needed housing to local people.

The scheme has been granted planning approval and this link provides further information including the design and layout:  Redhall, St Marks Avenue, Connah's Quay

Follow this link for the up to date site plan 

Works began in February 2017 with a proposed completion date of August 2017. 

Maes y Meillion, Leeswood

A former garage site (which had become unfit for purpose) will transform into a new development of 4 x 2 bed apartments and 4 x 2 bed bungalows creating 8 new council homes for local people.

Planning permission has been granted and this link provides further information including the design and layout:  Maes y Meillion, Leeswood

Follow this link for the up to date site plan 

Works began in June 2017 with a proposed completion date of February 2018. 

Heol y Goron, Leeswood

A former garage site will transform into a new development of 3 x 2 bed houses and 2 x 3 bed houses creating a small attractive residential area for local people providing much needed council housing in the village.

Planning permission has been granted and this link provides further information including the design and layout: Heol y Goron, Leeswood 

Follow this link for the up to date site plan 

Works began in May 2017 with a proposed completion date of February 2018.

Former Ysgol Delyn site, Alexander Road, Mold

A school which had become surplus to requirements has been demolished and will create a new development of 16 new council houses located close to the town centre.  The new residential area will see 10 x 2 bed and 6 x 3 bed houses being built to create a modern and attractive development providing much needed housing to local people.

Planning permission has been granted and these links provide further information including the design and layout:
Former Ysgol Delyn site
Former Ysgol Delyn site

Follow this link for the up to date site plan 

Works began in May 2017 with a proposed completion date of April 2018.

The former Dairy site, Mold Road, Connah's Quay

Located on the corner of High Street and Mold Road, this new development of 3 x 3 bed and 3 x 2 bed council houses will regenerate this area creating an attractive residential area providing much needed homes in Connah’s Quay. 

An application for Planning Permission has been made and this link provides further information including the design and layout:  The former Dairy site, Mold Road, Connah's Quay

Follow this link for the up to date site plan

PROPOSED SCHEMES
Details of new schemes covering locations across Flintshire will be published in due course.  The latest information can be found by following this link to the relevant committee report entitled Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) Batch 3 Proposed Schemes


TENANCY INFORMATION


Council Homes 

To be considered for one of the Council properties, you must qualify for social housing and an application must be made to Flintshire’s Housing Solutions team on telephone 01352 703777.  A local lettings policy has been prepared which gives preference to those living or having a connection in the immediate community.

Affordable Homes 
If you do not qualify for Council housing then properties are also available at an affordable rent (lower than market rent).  An application can be made on line via the following link www.northeastwaleshomes.co.uk or telephone 01352 701400.  Again in the first instance properties will be let to people with a local connection to the area however this is widened depending on demand for the homes.

LEARNING AND EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITIES THROUGH SHARP
The development partners, Wates Residential are keen to employ as many local people as possible on the construction sites working with local sub-contractors.  They are also committed to offering learning and apprentice opportunities.  Anyone interested in seeking employment can contact The Wates Residential Project Manager on 07795 520727 on or call in at the site office at the Walks in Flint.

COMPLETED SCHEMES

Custom House Court, Connah's Quay

This is a development of 12 new 2 and 3 bedroom council homes.  It is a small cul de sac on the site of the former Custom House Lane School.  This is the first build of new council homes in Flintshire since the Right to Buy Scheme was introduced over 25 years ago. The properties have been built to a high specification with modern kitchens and bathrooms.  In order to keep running costs to a minimum energy saving standards have been incorporated such as modern windows and insulation materials. 

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