Housing Programme Progress
An update on the next key stages of the Council’s ambitious five-year Strategic
Housing and Regeneration Programme (SHARP) will be received by the Community
and Enterprise Overview and Scrutiny Committee at a meeting on Wednesday, 14
The report will focus on proposals for the development of 92 new social and
affordable homes at Llys Dewi, Penyffordd (23 social / 4 affordable), Nant y
Gro, Gronant (37 social / 4 affordable) and the former council depot at
Dobshill, near Buckley (15 social / 9 affordable).
The latest proposals build on the significant progress and success of SHARP
since it began in June 2015, with the appointment of Wates Living Space as the
council’s development partner.
The first scheme saw 12 new council homes completed last year at Custom House
Court in Connah’s Quay. The construction of 92 new homes at The Walks, Flint
(30 council / 62 affordable) is nearing completion whilst work on the
construction of 40 new council homes on five sites at Connah’s Quay, Mold and
Leeswood is well advanced with properties at Redhall, Connah’s Quay and Heol y
Goron Leeswood already completed and let.
Construction work on the site of the former Dairy off Mold Road, Connah’s Quay
commenced in November 2017, whilst the re-development of the former Melrose
Centre, Shotton is scheduled to begin in March 2018. These schemes will see the
delivery of 15 new homes later this year.
Other potential sites for development have been identified at Maes Gwern, Mold
(planning application approved), Borough Grove, Flint, the former Canton Depot,
Bagillt, Llys Alun, Rhydymwyn and land at Sealand Avenue, Garden City.
Cllr. Aaron Shotton, Leader of the Council said;
“Over 200 council, social and affordable homes have been completed, are under
construction or have been agreed in principle since the Council’s ambitious
housing programme began. These developments are at the heart of our local urban
and rural communities and will contribute to their sustainability and provide
“I am confident that we will continue to build on our success so far and that
this council’s vision and ambition to provide 500 social and affordable homes
by 2020 will be realised.”
Cllr. Bernie Attridge, Cabinet Member for Housing said;
“This council’s determination and commitment to provide much-need high quality
social and affordable housing across Flintshire is underlined by the fantastic
progress made to date.
“As with previous schemes, local lettings policies will be developed by the
Council for each of the proposed schemes and we will ensure that the tenure and
property mix for each scheme reflects housing need within each community.”