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Derelict Stoke-on-Trent allotment site cleared for housing development

Pictured (L-R) are Councillor Carl Edwards, cabinet member for environment and housing, Matt Nixon, project lead for housing at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Howard Cartwright, secretary of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society.
Pictured (L-R) are Councillor Carl Edwards, cabinet member for environment and housing, Matt Nixon, project lead for housing at Stoke-on-Trent City Council and Howard Cartwright, secretary of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society.
Published: Tuesday, 22nd November 2022

A derelict allotment site in Stoke-on-Trent is being cleared to make way for 11 new family homes.

Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society is transforming the site, off Wellesley Street in Shelton, into a new housing development made up of one detached house, six semi-detached houses and four flats.

The project is being supported by £517,000 of grant funding from Stoke-on-Trent City Council and work to clear the site is now officially underway.

The new homes are expected to be completed by January 2024. They will remain in the ownership of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society and will be available for rent.

Councillor Carl Edwards, cabinet member for environment and housing, said: “The site off Wellesley Street has not been used as an allotment for a good many years and it has unfortunately become prone to fly-tipping.

“So we are really pleased to have been able to support this development and bring the site back into use. I look forward to seeing the first tenants move in in the near future.”

Howard Cartwright, secretary of Stoke-on-Trent Housing Society, said: “We are pleased and grateful to have received support from Stoke-on-Trent City Council to allow us to deliver our latest development.

“Work to clear the site started this month (November) and we will soon be commencing the construction phase.

“Once complete, we are confident that these properties will make wonderful new homes for those who need them."