Demolition makes way for affordable homes project
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CGA Colleagues and Alan Armstrong at Demolition
Community Gateway Association colleagues (CGA) and tenants braved the conditions as demolition started at the organisations latest new affordable homes development.
The organisation has submitted planning permission for the £1.8m Yew Tree development, 18 new affordable homes to be developed in the area. The development is CGA’s first programme to be delivered in conjunction with JV North.
JV North is a group of housing associations based in the North West. The group successfully bid for £20 million from the HCA's 2011/15 Affordable Homes Programme and members invested £84 million to deliver 905 new, high quality, sustainable homes to meet residents' needs.
This follows CGA’s ongoing investment and commitment in building, refurbishing and acquiring properties which has seen 81 new homes added to the organisation’s portfolio.
This has included a number of purchase and repair homes and purchasing homes from existing developments. Overall between 2012 -2015 CGA will have added nearly 200 new homes to its portfolio.
Alan Armstrong, a member of CGA’s Gateway Tenants’ Committee (GTC) joined CGA’s regeneration team to witness the start of the demolition.
Alan said, “It’s a proud day for me to be involved at the start of this development. As a CGA tenant and member of the GTC, the involvement of the local community has been important in deciding what is going to replace the flats.”
Diane Bellinger, CGA Chief Executive added, “We are pleased to be able to join the community in Grange at what we hope is the start of our brand new development
The community have been at the heart of the decision process and working with them and the local school, we are hoping to deliver much needed social housing in Preston.”