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Melrose Centre

Published: 14/07/2017

Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet will be asked to approve development of more Council homes when it next meets later in July. They will be asked to approve the development of nine new Council homes on the site of the former Melrose Centre in Shotton which is an agreed site for inclusion within the Council’s flagship Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP). SHARP has already provided new Council homes in Connah’s Quay and Flint, with others being built in Mold, Leeswood and Connah’s Quay. Cabinet will also be asked to approve prudential borrowing of £1,191,092 to fund this development. Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Bernie Attridge, said: “The redevelopment of the former Melrose Resource Centre is a strategic priority for the Council. The building had become a target for vandalism and anti-social behaviour after it closed, so it was demolished earlier this year. We want to re-develop the site by building five 2-bed houses and four 1 and 2 bed apartments. “I’m really pleased that the Council is making full use of its available borrowing to build as many Council homes as possible and that we are proactively looking for further borrowing approval from Welsh Government so we can do even more.”