Homes ap­proved £4.3m scheme will see prop­er­ties de­mol­ished

Gloucestershire Echo - - NEWS - Sa­muel PORT sa­[email protected]­

PLANS to re­de­velop an eye­sore site to pro­vide 27 new homes have been ap­proved. Coun­cil­lors at Chel­tenham Bor­ough Coun­cil voted unan­i­mously in favour of the £4.3 mil­lion re­de­vel­op­ment of the Monkscroft Vil­las site.

The scheme will see three prop­er­ties on the site knocked down and re­placed with a mix­ture of one and two-bed flats, two two-bed houses, park­ing and cy­cle spa­ces and land­scap­ing.

Glouces­ter-based con­struc­tion firm EG Carter & Co Ltd has been con­firmed as the lead on the de­mo­li­tion and re­de­vel­op­ment of the site in Princess El­iz­a­beth Way.

Peter Hatch, ex­ec­u­tive direc­tor (prop­erty and com­mu­ni­ties) at Chel­tenham Bor­ough Homes, said: “We’re ex­cited to be work­ing with EG Carter & Co Ltd – a well-es­tab­lished lo­cal com­pany with a proven track record of de­liv­er­ing high-qual­ity hous­ing.

“The site has been in need of de­vel­op­ment for a long time, so it is fan­tas­tic to be in the po­si­tion to get started and to de­liver more af­ford­able homes to Chel­tenham.”

The prop­er­ties will also have so­lar pan­els in­stalled, which will help to re­duce the en­ergy costs, stor­ing un­used en­ergy in bat­ter­ies for fu­ture use.

Prop­er­ties will be of­fered un­der mixed ten­ure, in­clud­ing the op­tion of shared own­er­ship, to in­crease the op­tions avail­able to lo­cal res­i­dents.

Clear­ance work has al­ready be­gun on the site, with CBH con­sult­ing ecol­o­gists to make sure that as much of the ex­ist­ing green­ery is pre­served as pos­si­ble.

Mark Har­ries, as­so­ciate direc­tor at EG Carter & Co Ltd, said: “We are de­lighted to be work­ing with Chel­tenham Bor­ough Coun­cil on the Monkscroft Vil­las re­gen­er­a­tion scheme.

“The project will sig­nif­i­cantly lift the ap­pear­ance of the area and we are pleased to as­sist the lo­cal area in prov­ing much-needed qual­ity af­ford­able hous­ing.”

Coun­cil­lor Peter Jef­feries, cab­i­net mem­ber for hous­ing at Chel­tenham

Bor­ough Coun­cil, said: “What fan­tas­tic news for this brown­field site.

“I’m re­ally pleased to have more af­ford­able coun­cil hous­ing be­ing de­liv­ered in the town.

“As the coun­cil has de­clared a cli­mate emer­gency, it’s re­ally ex­cit­ing how we’re in­vest­ing in greener tech­nolo­gies for our hous­ing, mak­ing our prop­er­ties more ef­fi­cient, and I re­ally look for­ward to this scheme be­ing com­pleted.”

De­mo­li­tion of the ex­ist­ing prop­er­ties is sched­uled to take place later this sum­mer with build­ing start­ing in the au­tumn.

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