Private housing improvements

We have a programme of improvements for privately owned homes including external solid wall insulation and frontage improvements for private homes in some prioritised areas. Our funding for these improvements has be supported by RGF funding from The Humberside Local Enterprise Partnership.

Frontage Improvements 2018-2021

These streets were approved in 2017 as a priority for future work if the necessary funding could be found: Arthur Street, Bachelor Street, Chomley Street, Conway Close, Cromer Street, Dene Street, Devon Street, Division Road, Dorset Street, Essex Street, Folkstone Street, Gloucester Street, Hampshire Street, Hereford Street, Huntington Street, Jesmond Gardens, Kings Bench Street, Lorraine Street, Mayfield Street, Monmouth Street, Morrill Street, Nicholson Street, Sculcoates Lane, Sherburn Street, St Leonard's Road, St Matthew's Street, Tunis Street, Victor Street, Perry Street, Rosmead Street, Ruskin Street, Sefton Street, Wells Street, Zetland Street.

Following this in 2018 the council agreed to start a three year programme of frontage improvement work to five of these including their court terraces - 

Folkestone Street

  • Dover Crescent
  • Fern Grove
  • Alma Avenue
  • Linden Grove
  • Pemperton Gardens
  • Hornsea Villas
  • Folkestone Avenue
  • Saltburn Avenue
  • Hastings Avenue

Sculcoates Lane 

  • Maye Grove
  • Granville Grove
  • Devon Grove
  • Granville Villas

Ruskin & Perry Street - includes external wall insulation 

  • Laurel Grove
  • Park Avenue
  • Brentwood Villas
  • Ruskin Avenue

Conway Close - includes external wall insulation 

Next Steps

The detail of improvements will be provided in a schedule sent to owners for signing along with a sign up agreement before the start of any work. 

The works will consist of 

  • replacement boundary walls and railings 
  • bay aprons
  • footpaths (gate to door) for those properties that have front gardens 
  • replacement of court terrace footpaths
  • drainage 
  • renewal of rainwater goods including fascias, gutters and fall-pipes to the fronts of properties
  • the painting of wooden windows and doors and renewing of existing painting brickwork and render (where appropriate) to the front of properties and some sides if prominent on the street.
  • In addition to these works Ruskin & Perry Street and Conway Close (and associated court terraces) will receive external solid wall insulation

Some minor repair work may also be undertaken where necessary.  Other items will be discussed when on site such as communal gates, street clean operations, street lighting and communal terrace walls.

In agreement with Engie (the contractor) we have postponed the start of the Perry, Ruskin and Conway scheme for an initial period of three months due to the COVID-19 pandemic. We will contact residents and property owners when we are able to confirm a new start date.

A copy of the letter being sent to residents is available below.

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