SHARP – the next stages
The Councils Cabinet will consider a report asking for its agreement to move
to the next key stages of the Council’s Strategic Housing and Regeneration Plan
(SHARP) at a meeting on Tuesday, 19 January.
The report will set out proposals for 12 new council homes in Connah’s Quay on
the site of the former Custom House Lane School, off Mold Road.
The Custom House development forms part the Council’s Strategic Housing and
Regeneration Programme (SHARP), which will see 500 new homes built across
Flintshire over the next five years and Wates Living Space, the Council’s
strategic housing partner, will begin construction in February 2016 with
completion by February 2017.
The scheme’s design will be high quality and will meet the councils Flintshire
House Standard and Secured by Design. It has been driven by the appearance of
the former school and it is proposed that construction materials will
complement the surrounding area .Other materials and features that are proposed
include contrasting blue facing brickwork features and courses that imitate
features that existed on the original school (natural stone cills / heads and
stone detailing such as date stones) and features recovered from the school.
Cllr. Helen Brown, Cabinet Member for Housing said:
“The regeneration of this site will enhance the housing opportunities available
to local people living in Connah’s Quay and mark the beginning of a very
exciting period for the council in realising our long-held ambition to provide
new and much needed quality affordable housing across the County.
Cllr. Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council said:
I am delighted that Flintshire will be the first Council in North Wales to
start on site with a council house building programme. The Council is committed
to tackling the housing crisis head on in 2016 and I am proud that the first of
the council houses to be built in a generation within our County are to be
built in Connahs Quay .
Note to editors
Please find attached illustrations of the Custom House scheme.