Riverside ends new homes drought
Published by Riverside for Riverside in Housing and also in Communities
Diana Johnson MP visiting North Bransholme
Hull North MP Diana Johnson kick-started a long-awaited housing development in North Bransholme this week.
Diana joined Carl Mitchell, Riverside’s Operations Manager, to cut the first sod at Saddleworth Close, marking the start of work on the first new homes on the estate for 40 years.
The development – which will comprise a mix of two, three and four-bedroom family houses and two-bedroom bungalows - is part of Riverside’s five-year, £15 million regeneration programme.
Diana said: "Riverside is doing great work against all the odds in building new homes in North Bransholme. This is being achieved against a background of national cuts of 60% in investment in social housing over the past two years.
"I hope that these new homes will help meet both the needs and aspirations of local people and give them a brighter future."
Carl added: “The residents of North Bransholme have waited a long time for this moment. They put their faith in Riverside when they voted for their homes to be transferred to our control from Hull City Council two years ago.
“They have already seen us deliver on our promises to improve the standard of living for those currently living on the estate. Now with the introduction of the new houses, we are hoping to attract new families into the area.”
The first residents are expected to move into the first phase in late spring 2013 and the development will complete in autumn 2013.