Good progress continues to be made on The Walks housing scheme in Flint, which
will see the delivery of 92 council, and affordable rent homes on the site of
the former council maisonettes site. The scheme consists of a mix of two and
three bed houses along with one and two-bed apartments.
The project has recently seen new tenants receiving the keys to the completed
apartment block which consists of 24 one and two-bed apartments.
The Walks scheme is a key element of the broader Strategic Housing and
Regeneration Programme (SHARP) that will see 500 new council and affordable
homes delivered across different sites in Flintshire.
The scheme is being delivered in partnership with Wates Residential, which is
working with the local supply chain and the local council to deliver the
programme across Flintshire.
The Leader of Flintshire County Council, Cllr Aaron Shotton, alongside Deputy
Leader of the Council, Bernie Attridge and Cabinet Member for Housing and local
ward Member, Cllr Ian Roberts recently visited the scheme to meet with tenants
receiving keys to the new apartment block, which will be named Queen Elizabeth
Cllr Arron Shotton said:
“The development of The Walks is part of a broader regeneration strategy
adopted by the Council which, in addition to the new housing, will also see
benefit from the development of a new Extra Care Scheme and new Medical Centre
in the town. These developments will transform Flint and will create a much
improved townscape and provision of new and accessible services in the town
Cllr Bernie Attridge said:
“SHARP continues to deliver high quality homes which are much needed in Flint.
This Council is committed to delivering the benefits of SHARP to different
communities in Flintshire and support the Welsh government in achieving its
target of 20,000 new homes across Wales by 2021.”
Cllr Ian Roberts, who was also the Chair of the Flint Regeneration Working
Group, said: “It is extremely satisfying to see how the vision for the
regeneration of Flint is now finally coming to fruition thanks to the
commitment and hard work of the local community, working in partnership with
the County Council and partner public sector agencies. In addition to improving
the housing offer to local residents, local businesses in Flint will now
benefit from the regeneration of the town centre.”
Photo: Mick Cunningham – Wates, Cllr Attridge, Cllr Roberts, Cllr Shotton and
FCC officers Chris Rowe, Mel Evans and Paula Marshall