Category Archive: Housing

Nov 16 2016

Hanley housing zone set to move step closer

Plans to develop one of the city’s Housing Zone areas are set to take a major step forward – with high end rental accommodation being earmarked for the site. The four-acre Bridgewater site – located off Lichfield Street in Hanley – is seen as a major visual gateway into the city centre and could contribute …

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Feb 01 2016

Stoke-on-Trent City Council leaders propose £1/2 billion regeneration boost

Stoke-on-Trent City Council are set to splash just under £1/2 billion in a bid to boost the city’s fortunes over the next five years. Stoke-on-Trent City Council’s cabinet will consider investment proposals totalling £473.5m under its five-year capital programme till 2021. Cabinet members will also look to plough major investment into its housing capital programme to …

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Jan 15 2016

Labour councillor Ruth Rosenau speaks to PotteriesEYE about homeless

Labour councillor Ruth Rosenau started a petition after council buildings in Manchester were used to accommodate those sleeping rough on the streets. The 700-name petition called on Stoke-on-Trent City Council to provide shelter utilising empty property owned by the city council. It asked the council to: “Follow the lead of Manchester and open up empty buildings for …

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Jan 12 2016

Council to use empty building as night shelter over winter as homeless numbers increase

Stoke-on-Trent City Council , for the first time, looks set convert one of its unused buildings into a temporary shelter for the homeless over winter. Coalition councillors will discuss using the Regent Centre in Hanley as a night shelter for two months – February and March – costing around £150,000. The news comes after a number …

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Sep 15 2015

Race is on to find the best neighbours in Stoke-on-Trent

The hunt is on across Stoke-on-Trent for the best neighbours in Stoke-on-Trent in our Good Neighbour of the Year 2015 competition for city council tenants.

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Jul 23 2015

Kier’s £40m a year Stoke-on-Trent City Council housing repairs contract under threat

Construction firm Kier may lose a £40m-a-year contract to repair council homes and buildings after anticipated benefits from the deal failed to materialise.
Kier Stoke Ltd was set up by Stoke-on-Trent City Council and the company back in 2008 to maintain its 19,000 housing stock and many city council buildings – with the local authority having a 19.9% shareholding.

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May 30 2015

As I See It: Extending right to buy is not a viable solution to the housing crisis

OPINION: ADAM COLCLOUGH As part of the slate of legislation put before parliament in the Queen’s Speech the government proposes to extend the ‘right to buy’ to allow 1.3 million tenants of housing associations to purchase their homes. Speaking to the BBC on Tuesday Communities and Local Government Secretary Greg Clark said ‘the policy we …

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Apr 02 2015

Council secures £2.5m to help tenants move to private homes

Stoke-on-Trent City Council has secured £2.5m that will be offered to tenants eligible for the Right to Buy scheme to purchase a home on the open market – and free up their council house for new tenants. The city council was awarded the largest settlement of any local authority from the Right to Buy Social …

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Mar 27 2015

New hope for “Homes for Heroes” plans in the Potteries

POTTERIESEYE EXCLUSIVE Just a month ago Stoke-on-Trent City Council revealed that plans to renovate 25 houses in Middleport to be offered to ex-servicemen and women at a discounted price had embarrassingly been scrapped. The empty properties in Travers Street will now be demolished and the land turned into gardens for new houses being built in …

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Mar 24 2015

Renting ‘lifers’ £1/2m worse off than those who buy in their 20s research shows

Families in the West Midlands who are never able to get on the property ladder will be £490,400 worse off over their lifetime than those who can buy a home in their twenties, new research from Shelter shows. The unique study by the housing charity paints a picture of the huge financial, social and psychological …

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