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SHARP update

Published: 13/11/2017

SHARP update Flintshire County Council’s Community and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee will receive an update of the progress of the Strategic Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP), when it meets later this month. The report aims to provide details on the individual schemes being undertaken or being considered as part of the programme. The programme is being delivered in phases known as ‘batches’. Batch one consists of Custom House in Connah’s Quay where 12 new Council homes were completed last year. The construction of a further 92 new homes at the Walks in Flint is progressing well Batch 2 will deliver 49 new Council properties at: · Red Hall, Connah’s Quay (completed in October this year); · Former garage sites at Maes y Meillion and Heol Y Goron, Leeswood which are both scheduled to be completed in early 2018; · Ysgol Delyn, Mold will be completed in March 2018; · Dairy Site, Connah’s Quay is planned to start on site in January 2018; · Former Melrose Centre, Aston is scheduled to start on site in December 2017. The third batch consists of the following potential sites at various stages of development, and it will deliver a mix of Council, affordable and shared equity properties: · Maes Gwern, Mold (planning application approved); · Ffordd Hiraethog and Ffordd Pandarus, Mostyn; · Llys Dewi, Penyffordd (Holywell); · Borough Grove, Flint; · Former Council Depot, Dobshill; · Nant y Gro, Gronant; · Former Canton Depot, Bagillt; · Llys Alun, Rhydymwyn; · Land at Sealand Avenue, Garden City. These sites could deliver a further 233 properties. This will bring the total number of properties to 386 so far. Flintshire County Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, Councillor Bernie Attridge, said: “I am pleased at the progress that continues to be made in the delivery of SHARP. As the demand for social and affordable housing in all our communities continues to grow, we must maintain the momentum in our ambitious plans to address that demand. We are continuing to press Welsh Government to increase Flintshire’s borrowing cap so that we are able to build more to meet local need. “These new sites are at the heart of our local communities and will potentially provide further high quality housing, help sustain those communities and create employment opportunities.”