- seek funding to deliver housing-led neighbourhood regeneration
- acquire and demolish substandard housing
- refurbish and improve housing
- deliver against our housing growth plan including
- building new council houses
- working with partners to build modern new houses for sale, for rent from housing associations, for shared ownership and private rent
Area action plans developed in consultation with communities set out which land is for -
- house building
- green space
These now form part of the adopted Local Plan.
Boothferry Flats high rise residential blocks
- Torpoint Drive HU4 7BT
- Woolwich Drive HU4 7DT
- Millport Drive HU4 7DU
As part of our work to improve the quality of the housing in the city, residents were consulted on the future of Boothferry flats.
The majority of residents (and the community) in the consultation opted for the Boothferry Flats to be demolished and replaced with new build homes and in December 2021 we agreed to proceed with this.
Residents have letters explaining the support available,the process for relocation, the timescales for each block and how to arrange a one to one with the support team to discuss their individual circumstances.
The relocation will take place in phases as follows -
- Torpoint Drive - March 2022 – December 2022
- Millport Drive HU4 7DU - January 2023 – December 2024
- Woolwich Drive HU4 7DT - January 2024 – December 2025
This phased approach will better enable us to meet resident needs and preferences for the type of home and area they would like to move to.
Millport and Woolwich will be contacted similarly in April and June respectively.
We expect to appoint a contractor in Autumn for demolition of the blocks 2023/2024.
We will be developing plans and designs for the subsequent redevelopment and will be consulting with the community. Cabinet specified ‘no loss of council homes’ so any new build would have at least the same number of social housing.
Henson Villas, Pearson Park (HU5 2SZ)
The feedback from the consultation on the options of do nothing, refurbish, or demolish and replace the three blocks of low-rise flats, was provided to Cabinet to consider.
Due to the consultation response being mixed Cabinet asked for 1 on 1 discussions with residents in Henson Villas to gain a better understanding of people’s opinions on possible future options. These have now been completed and Cabinet decided in March 2022 to demolish the flats.
New Council Homes
We have an exciting programme to build modern, high quality council homes to rent on many of our sites across the city.
We have agreed some local lettings policies for our new council houses and bungalows. These give priority to existing council tenants with good tenancy records, however other people can apply.
In order to be considered for any council home you must be registered on our housing list
Council tenants wishing to downsize to a bungalow may be given priority for the new bungalows. If this applies to you make sure you have told us in your application.
Small Sites Housing Programme
We have now completed Phase one of our Small Sites Housing programme, with 39 new two-bedroom bungalows on ten small sites in Hull. This is helping us meet our target for new and affordable homes in the Local Plan and as part of our Housing Growth Plan.
Completed sites in Phase one
- Beckington Close - three new bungalows
- Plym Grove - six new bungalows
- Dunmow Close - four new bungalows
- Waveney Road - three new bungalows
- Tern Grove - two new bungalows
- Hopewell Grove - six new bungalows
- Bainton Grove - five new bungalows
- Earsham Close - four new bungalows
- Shorwell Close - two new bungalows
- Soffam Farm - four new bungalows
Sites in Phase two
- Hollywell Close - proposal for eight houses
- Hopewell Road - proposal for six new bungalows and four semi detached houses continuing along from the phase 1 development
We will be submitting the planning application along with feedback on the proposals, early in 2023 and there will be an opportunity to comment at that stage too.
We are working on designs and plans for the former Danepark School site. A planning application for 99 new council homes has been approved.
17 new two and three bed council homes were completed and handed over to us between 2020 and 2021.
Other New Homes
Compendium Living were appointed in July 2013 to build modern new homes in Ings, following a demolition programme of substandard housing in this area. To date, over 450 homes have been built out of a total of over 800 homes in the Ings master plan. The affordable rent homes are through Together Housing. Local employment and training opportunities are a key focus, of our developer partner Compendium.
We were awarded ‘The Getting Building Funding’ from central government for early infrastructure works, to ensure that the housing building continues along with employment and training opportunities. Building on the next phase of 125 new homes for affordable rent and private sale has begun.
In 2007 Keepmoat Homes were appointed as the preferred developer and strategic partner for the regeneration of the Newington and St Andrews area.
The project has involved the demolition of around 2000 properties, the refurbishment of around 2000 existing homes, and will see the building of over 1425 quality new homes.
Local employment and training opportunities are a key focus, and their longstanding commitment has seen Keepmoat Homes deliver award winning housing schemes in the area using collaborative working and engagement with the local community.
Citywide Lead Developer
Partners: Keepmoat Homes, Strata Homes, Home Group and Priority Space
Through collaborative working, the Council’s Citywide Lead Developer Partner (Citywide Partnership), is providing much needed new homes, employment, training opportunities and inward investment into the city by building on land owned by the Council. The Citywide Partnership has an ambitious programme for up to 4000 new homes over a 13 year period, with a potential private investment in excess of £500 million.
These sites are completed -
- Portobello – 142 Council and Housing Association homes for affordable rent
- Ganstead Grove – 175 a mix of Council and Housing Association homes for affordable rent
- Alexandra Gardens – 162 new homes on a former industrial site which has been transformed into a modern mixed tenure family housing scheme
- Maybury – 55 new homes for sale
Current building include -
- Wawne View
- An outline planning application for 1600 new homes, school extension, a local retail park, public and private landscaping and recreational facilities was approved in 2016.
- Following this, a detailed planning application was approved for the first 750 homes on land to the East of Wawne Road and surrounding the primary school.
Wawne View Phase one includes -
- Kingfields Park - 285 new homes by Keepmoat Homes, including 42 for affordable rent through Home Group.
- Attraction - 262 new homes by Strata, including 12 for affordable rent through Home Group.
- Meux Rise - 200 new homes by Persona, including 12 for affordable rent through Home Group.
We were recently successful in receiving funding through the Getting Building Funding programme, recently launched by central government. The funding will be utilised to deliver a series of early infrastructure works as part of Wawne Phase two, to ensure that the rate of housing building continues along with employment and training opportunities.
Strata have begun building 242 homes in phase one of the Preston Road site. Keepmoat Homes have submitted a planning application for a further 172 homes on this site.
We have transferred land to Pickering and Ferens Homes to build 24 new bungalows in front of Padstow House and a community car park near Bodmin Community Church.
Housing Renewal and Regeneration Queries
Please complete this form if you have a query relating to Housing Renewal and Regeneration services in the following areas:
- North Bransholme
- Newington and St Andrews
- Orchard Park
- Empty Homes
- Right to Buy Replacement Programme Grant Fund
- Ings Regeneration