Riverside ends new homes drought
The proposed new build houses in North Bransholme
Plans to build the first new homes in North Bransholme for 30 years have been approved.
Hull City Council’s Planning Committee has granted housing association Riverside permission to build 54 new homes.
The homes on sites at Saddleworth Close and Pennine Way will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom family houses and two-bedroom bungalows.
The development is part of Riverside’s five-year, £15 million regeneration programme.
Carl Mitchell, Riverside’s Operations Manager, said: “The estate was originally built in the 1970s following earlier slum clearance programmes. By the 1990s it suffered low demand and a growing number of properties were boarded up.
“When we took over the management of the estate in 2010, it was in dire need of investment. There were over 140 boarded up properties, some of which had been empty for up to 15 years.
“We set out to transform lives and revitalise neighbourhoods and that is exactly what we are doing. We have already demolished nearly 50 unsustainable properties, brought back nearly 80 empty homes back into use and brought over 560 homes up to a decent standard.
“The fact that we have been granted planning permission for the first new builds in 30 years is a sign of renewed confidence in the area.”
Work is due to start this month with the first residents moving into the first phase in late spring 2013. The development will complete in autumn 2013.