The demolition of the 29 remaining properties in the Newington and St Andrew’s Renewals Area has been given the go-ahead by Hull City Council.
A milestone in the Hawthorne Avenue regeneration programme, it will complete the site clearance for redevelopment of the area.
Once cleared, the land will be handed over to Keepmoat, which has planning permission for 241 homes.
The Hawthorne Avenue housing regeneration programme has delivered more than 1,000 new homes in the area – with more in the pipeline.
The programme, a mix of private housing and homes for social rent, includes:
- 106 homes at St Andrew’s Square in Woodcock Street
- 49 new homes in Woodcock Street
- 148 completed homes, with 491 more to come, on the former Amy Johnson school site
- 348 homes at the former Riley College site
- 241 homes are being built in the Hawthorn East area.
- The groundbreaking Cecil Gardens extra care apartments in Hawthorn Avenue, adjacent to 40 two-bedroom bungalows and 46 houses.
The new homes include environmentally friendly features to cut fuel bills and reduce pollution, such as energy efficient boilers, cavity, loft and under-floor insulation and low-energy lighting.
Dave Richmond, Hull City Council’s Assistant Director for Neighbourhoods and Housing said, “Through the strength of our long established partnership with Keepmoat, we are providing decent, attractively designed homes. As well as meeting local demand, the development is breathing new life into the neighbourhood, bringing a vibrancy to the area and supporting local facilities such as schools and shops.”