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Former garage site transformed into new council homes

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Published, 25/10/2017

Work has recently been completed on a new council housing development at St. Mark's Court, off St. Mark's Avenue, Connah's Quay and has been officially opened by the Leader of Flintshire County Council, Cllr. Aaron Shotton

This development of five council houses is the latest scheme to be delivered under the council's five-year Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP), which began in summer 2015 in conjunction with its strategic development partner Wates Residential, one of the UK's leading developers.

The work follows the successful completion of 12 properties at Custom House Court in Connah's Quay in December 2016, the first new council houses to be built in Wales in over 20 years, as well as the social and affordable housing scheme currently taking shape at The Walks in Flint.

Work on more new council properties is also underway at sites in Leeswood (Maes y Mellion and Heol y Goron) and Mold (the former Ysgol Delyn).

Councillor Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire County Council said;

"I am delighted at the continuing success and achievements of the council's ambitious housing programme in providing new high quality social and affordable homes in rural and urban communities.

'I would like to thank the Council's strategic partner Wates Residential for its excellent work and commitment in helping this council to deliver on its long-held ambitions for the development of social and affordable homes across the county."

Councillor Bernie Attridge, Deputy Leader of Flintshire County Council and Cabinet Member for Housing said; said;

"There remains an urgent need for council housing for affordable rent. The completion of these new council homes once again underlines this council's commitment and determination to provide people with access to social housing of the highest quality within their local communities."

Joanne Jamieson, Managing Director of Wates Residential North, said:

"The landmark regeneration being undertaken across Flintshire by the County Council and Wates Residential as part of the SHARP programme is transforming Flintshire's housing offer and helping to address the shortage of homes in the county.

"The completion of St Mark's Court at Connah's Quay is immensely satisfying, and the conversion of a former garage site perfectly illustrates how SHARP is improving Flintshire's housing market for the better. We look forward to continuing our partnership with the Council, building much-needed homes that the people of Flintshire will be proud to live in."

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Pictured in the attached photographs are (left to right):

Cllr. Aaron Shotton and Cllr. Chris Risley, Chairman of Connah's Quay Town council


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