He’s back! Grant Shapps praises CBH as ‘model ALMO’
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Former housing minister Grant Shapps visited Cheltenham Borough Homes’ new St. Paul’s Walk development on Thursday.
The development consists of 48 new affordable homes, 30 let for social rent and 18 sold on a shared ownership basis.
Now chairman of the Conservative Party, Shapps was given a guided tour by CBH chief executive Paul Stephenson and CBH chair Stuart Hutton. Shapps said it was a “model ALMO”.
The homes range from 1-bedroom flats to 4-bedroom houses.
CBH chief executive Paul Stephenson said: “This visit was a great opportunity for us to showcase how successful the regeneration of St. Paul’s has been … Key to the success of this project has been working in partnership with the local community who have been involved from the very beginning in shaping the regeneration, and Cheltenham Borough Council who has supported us to deliver a project we can all be proud of.”
CBH manages and maintain around 5,000 tenant and leasehold properties.
In the photo (L-to-R): Paul Stephenson, project manager Gordon Malcolm, Grant Shapps and Cheltenham PPC Alex Chalk