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The former Melrose Centre, Shotton

Published: 16/11/2018

Melrose Press pic 01.jpgAs part of the Council’s Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) tenants will soon be moving into a brand new council home development on the site of the former Melrose Resource Centre, off Central Drive in Shotton.

The new scheme will consist of 9 new homes, providing a mix of houses and apartments.

The council's five-year Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) began in summer 2015 in partnership with Wates Residential North and has so far seen the successful completion of schemes across the county providing 91 new council homes and 62 affordable properties at The Old Dairy, Custom House Court and St. Mark’s Court in Connah’s Quay, Alexandra Court, Mold, Maes y Meillion and Heol y Goron in Leeswood and The Walks, Flint and the latest addition at the former Melrose Centre.

The development of a site for new council and affordable homes is also underway at Llys Dewi, Penyffordd (Holywell) and work has commenced on the site at Maes Gwern, Mold.  In the New Year work at two further sites at the former Council Depot, Dobshill and Nant y Gro, Gronant will begin.

 

Cllr. Aaron Shotton, Leader of Flintshire County Council said:

“The new development in Shotton will bring the total number of council and affordable homes completed in partnership with Wates Residential North to 153. As with other developments, this new scheme has brought new life to urban and rural communities that will contribute to their sustainability and provide employment opportunities.

“We are determined to meet the demand for social housing in Flintshire and we will continue to press the Welsh Government to increase the council’s borrowing cap so that we are able to build more to meet local need.” 

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr. Bernie Attridge, said:

“There is an on-going and urgent need for council housing for affordable rent and as the demand for social and affordable housing in all our communities continues to grow we are determined to provide people with access to social housing of the highest quality.

“Once again I am delighted to visit another new scheme being delivered through the SHARP for the benefit of the local community. All of these schemes provide quality housing and assist a number of households currently on the housing register."

Cllr. Ron Davies, local member for Higher Shotton said:

“I am absolutely delighted that this much-needed council homes scheme is being delivered in Shotton.  The former Resource Centre site had become neglected but this welcome development will undoubtedly prove to be a great boost and help the local community to thrive."

Richard Shroll, Managing Director of Wates Residential North, commented:

“As with all of our new developments, the most rewarding moment for our teams is seeing local people move into their brand new homes. From day one of our work in partnership with Flintshire Council we have focussed on a commitment to creating high quality homes that help to regenerate the county. We very much look forward to building on our achievements to date as our work in Holywell and Mold picks up pace.”

 

Pictured in the attached photograph are (l to r)

Cllr. Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Housing, Cllr. Ron Davies, local member for Higher Shotton, Neal Cockerton, Chief Officer Housing and Assets, Dawn Kent, Senior Housing Officer and Mick Cunningham, Wates Residential North


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