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Plans submitted to build 89 homes on Grimsby’s old Yarborough housing estate

Plans to build 89 homes on the old Yarborough housing estate in Grimsby have been submitted as the £52 million regeneration of the area nears completion.

Plans submitted to build 89 homes on Grimsby’s old Yarborough housing estate

The proposals, which have been put forward by Shoreline Housing Partnership, would see dozens of homes built on land off Sorrel Road, Conway Avenue and Larch Crescent.

The 89 link and semi-detached dwellings, which include car parking, landscaping and a new public open space on Larch Crescent, would represent the final phase of the Freshney Green development.

The development would be constructed by Shoreline Housing Partnership, with all proceeds from sales being used to fund other affordable housing developments across North East Lincolnshire.

In July last year, excavators moved onto Conway Avenue to tear down the last-remaining property on the former Yarborough housing estate, while a former occupant watched on.

Tony Bramley, the former chief executive of Shoreline Housing Partnership, described the demolition as "an historic day for us" and the Freshney Green development represented the "largest brownfield urban regeneration of housing this borough has seen since the war."

"When I came here the old estate was run down but it is important to remember there were a lot of decent people here; it was their home," Mr Bramley added.

"It's like a lot of places that get tarnished by a handful of people."

The earlier phases of the Freshney Green development have all been completed along with the Freshney Green Medical Centre, leaving the application site as the only area to be redeveloped.

The redevelopment was kick-started in April 2007, with the 296-home estate demolished to make way for 330 new homes in the new-look £52 million scheme. The original homes were built after the Second World War in 1945.

In February 2007, some residents flew to Plymouth to see a similar scheme on which the new £40million Freshney Green was modelled.

It is now a mixture of both social and private housing and the Shoreline homes are a mix of rental and shared ownership properties with a central neighbourhood green.

A spokesperson for Shoreline Housing Partnership declined to comment on the proposals.

News Courtesy: www.humberbusiness.com

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