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SHARP – the next stages

Published: 14/01/2016

The Councils Cabinet will consider a report asking for its agreement to move to the next key stages of the Council’s Strategic Housing and Regeneration Plan (SHARP) at a meeting on Tuesday, 19 January. The report will set out proposals for 12 new council homes in Connah’s Quay on the site of the former Custom House Lane School, off Mold Road. The Custom House development forms part the Council’s Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP), which will see 500 new homes built across Flintshire over the next five years and Wates Living Space, the Council’s strategic housing partner, will begin construction in February 2016 with completion by February 2017. The scheme’s design will be high quality and will meet the councils Flintshire House Standard and Secured by Design. It has been driven by the appearance of the former school and it is proposed that construction materials will complement the surrounding area .Other materials and features that are proposed include contrasting blue facing brickwork features and courses that imitate features that existed on the original school (natural stone cills / heads and stone detailing such as date stones) and features recovered from the school. Cllr. Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “The regeneration of this site will enhance the housing opportunities available to local people living in Connah’s Quay and mark the beginning of a very exciting period for the council in realising our long-held ambition to provide new and much needed quality affordable housing across the County. Cllr. Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council said: I am delighted that Flintshire will be the first Council in North Wales to start on site with a council house building programme. The Council is committed to tackling the housing crisis head on in 2016 and I am proud that the first of the council houses to be built in a generation within our County are to be built in Connahs Quay . Note to editors Please find attached illustrations of the Custom House scheme.