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New housing development set for derelict Stoke-on-Trent allotment site

Published: Tuesday, 18th October 2022

A derelict allotment site in Stoke-on-Trent is being transformed into a new housing development boasting 11 new homes

Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society has been awarded £517,000 in grant funding from Stoke-on-Trent City Council to build seven new family homes and four apartments off Wellesley Street in Shelton.

The development will include one three-bed detached house, two two-bed semi-detached homes, four three-bed semi-detached homes and four one-bed flats.

Once built, the properties will remain in the ownership of the society and will be available for rent.

Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society, based in Hanley, is a charitable housing association which boasts more than 580 properties across the city.

Established more than 50 years ago, it offers, maintains and manages affordable housing across Stoke-on-Trent.

Howard Cartwright, secretary of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society, said: “Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society is committed to letting their homes in a way that is fair to everyone.

“We work with the local authority and other social landlords to identify and meet housing need in the Stoke-on-Trent area and to maximise and simplify access routes to housing.

“We are particularly pleased to welcome the financial support being provided by the city council, which helps to keep rents down and demonstrates our close working relationship.”

Work on the new homes is expected to start in November 2022.

Councillor Carl Edwards, cabinet member for environment and housing, said: “We are delighted to have been able to grant fund this development which will help to contribute to the affordable housing needs in Stoke-on-Trent.

“The Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society has been doing great work for the last 50 years and we look forward to seeing them welcome their first tenants in due course.”