52 new homes for rent (36 new two and three bed houses and 16 one bed council apartments) have been built at Homethorpe.
We are continuing to work in partnership with Riverside to bid for and develop more affordable housing and housing for sale in the future, exploring opportunities around Danepark Road.
At Milldane (south of Isledane and Danepark) the first 86 new homes are expected to be completed January 2018 on the lower western half of the site. Funding has now been secured for 49 additional two bed homes and 42 one bed apartments to be built on the remainder of the site in partnership with Wates Residential.
The first phase of an energy efficiency improvements programme for our homes (all 'wimpey no-fines' construction houses) in the Thorpes is now complete and work is about to start on the remaining phases in the Danes and Courts. The improvements are providing thermal insulation render in order to reduce energy usage. Details of the scheme will be available at information events and home owners will be offered the work at a subsidised rate. The refurbishment is to be delivered by our partner Fortem Energy Services Limited.
The Shaws are traditional brick built homes and are therefore more suitable to cavity wall insulation rather then cladding.