£2.6m housing project is under way

WORK is under way on a major new housing development in Scholes Lane which will provide 23 homes for affordable rent from North West housing provider The Regenda Group.

Martin Davies, director of development at Regenda said: “We are investing £2.6 million in this development which will provide much- needed affordable homes in an area where there is a high demand within the local community for good quality housing.”

The homes are being built on the former site of St Matthews C of E Primary School which closed in 2004.

The development consists of 12 three bedroom and five two bedroom houses and six two bedroom apartments. The homes are scheduled for completion in July 2013.

Bob Hepworth, director of yrban regeneration, housing and culture at St Helens Council said: “I am delighted to see the development of 23 affordable homes on this site by Regenda.

“The development of a local lettings policy between the council and Regenda will ensure priority is given to residents in the area.”

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12:10pm Tue 20 Nov 12

jumper says...

Great news, how much?
Great news, how much? jumper
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12:36pm Tue 20 Nov 12

keepitreel says...

going on th initial cost of the project and the number of properties figure in the profit margins etc etc i would predict the cost would range from the £125k- £175k bracket,hardly low cost housing then.
going on th initial cost of the project and the number of properties figure in the profit margins etc etc i would predict the cost would range from the £125k- £175k bracket,hardly low cost housing then. keepitreel
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1:16pm Tue 20 Nov 12

smith&weston says...

High demand ? Where do they get the idea that people want to live in the run down, take aways ridden ghetto that is Thatto Heath?
High demand ? Where do they get the idea that people want to live in the run down, take aways ridden ghetto that is Thatto Heath? smith&weston
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2:41pm Tue 20 Nov 12

keepitreel says...

i bet the rent is in excess of £125pw.
i bet the rent is in excess of £125pw. keepitreel
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3:50pm Tue 20 Nov 12

frankly says...

smith @ weston..where do yoiu live, Beth Ave ?........Some bad areas wherever you go, and its the people that make an area not the buildings
smith @ weston..where do yoiu live, Beth Ave ?........Some bad areas wherever you go, and its the people that make an area not the buildings frankly
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7:13pm Tue 20 Nov 12

jumper says...

s&w tut tut if your so bloody good why don't you but your brain in gear and do what you can for any ghetto wherever it may be. Good place.
s&w tut tut if your so bloody good why don't you but your brain in gear and do what you can for any ghetto wherever it may be. Good place. jumper
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11:41pm Tue 20 Nov 12

smith&weston says...

It started off with a chippy and a chinese. Then came a couple of Indian take aways, pizza places and a cafe. Doesn't any body own a cooker in Thatto ?
It started off with a chippy and a chinese. Then came a couple of Indian take aways, pizza places and a cafe. Doesn't any body own a cooker in Thatto ? smith&weston
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8:58am Wed 21 Nov 12

jumper says...

You do not know what you are talking about, grow up.
You do not know what you are talking about, grow up. jumper
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8:58am Wed 21 Nov 12

jumper says...

You do not know what you are talking about, grow up.
You do not know what you are talking about, grow up. jumper
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9:01am Wed 21 Nov 12

jumper says...

Press the wrong buttonuse your key board for a bit more constructive opinion.,stop calling folk.
Press the wrong buttonuse your key board for a bit more constructive opinion.,stop calling folk. jumper
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10:48am Wed 21 Nov 12

Saintinexile says...

Obviusly the people of Thatto Heath have embraced the multiculturism of the society in which we now live. The children of the parish, i believe, are becoming multi-lingual, and can now order their tea in Urdu and Cantonese. As for the house prices...get a grip keepitreel, £iook doesn't get you much these days unless you want a victorian terrace or an ex council property
Obviusly the people of Thatto Heath have embraced the multiculturism of the society in which we now live. The children of the parish, i believe, are becoming multi-lingual, and can now order their tea in Urdu and Cantonese. As for the house prices...get a grip keepitreel, £iook doesn't get you much these days unless you want a victorian terrace or an ex council property Saintinexile
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11:06am Wed 21 Nov 12

jumper says...

Youv'e it the nail on the head they have embraced, it comes to us all.Well most of us.
Youv'e it the nail on the head they have embraced, it comes to us all.Well most of us. jumper
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11:36am Wed 21 Nov 12

Saintinexile says...

*multiculturalism* sorry!
*multiculturalism* sorry! Saintinexile
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11:50am Wed 21 Nov 12

jumper says...

What about obviously. come on get a grip, may as well be all bi#%~}{|€$+'#
What about obviously. come on get a grip, may as well be all bi#%~}{|€$+'# jumper
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1:07pm Wed 21 Nov 12

keepitreel says...

how many first time buyers with a family could afford a mortgage on a property over £125k if they could get one,no build quility affordable housing starting in the £80k range.
how many first time buyers with a family could afford a mortgage on a property over £125k if they could get one,no build quility affordable housing starting in the £80k range. keepitreel
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1:23pm Wed 21 Nov 12

jumper says...

The council should look at it and start building surely with these new rules there's got to be a way anybody?.Some of the bungalows higher up were built at a reasonable cost
The council should look at it and start building surely with these new rules there's got to be a way anybody?.Some of the bungalows higher up were built at a reasonable cost jumper
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8:12pm Fri 23 Nov 12

keepitreel says...

this company are building a similar scheme in EVERTON and are recruiting 16-21 year olds in the area to have a 3 year apprenticeship,will our kids be getting this offer or will like all the other building works done in or on this councils behalf or auspice be other peoples kids being given an opportunity while ours look on.
this company are building a similar scheme in EVERTON and are recruiting 16-21 year olds in the area to have a 3 year apprenticeship,will our kids be getting this offer or will like all the other building works done in or on this councils behalf or auspice be other peoples kids being given an opportunity while ours look on. keepitreel
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11:07pm Fri 23 Nov 12

jumper says...

They have got to bite the bullet and start getting rid of non tax paying firms and take over them ourselves whoever the firms are,because as Bill Brad says we will be left in the do-da when they take thier firms homes been coming 25 yrs at least nationalize even if the Tories are venemently opposed.it's the only way before we don't have the people to do the jobs,just can't shut plant's down and leave people to rot.
They have got to bite the bullet and start getting rid of non tax paying firms and take over them ourselves whoever the firms are,because as Bill Brad says we will be left in the do-da when they take thier firms homes been coming 25 yrs at least nationalize even if the Tories are venemently opposed.it's the only way before we don't have the people to do the jobs,just can't shut plant's down and leave people to rot. jumper
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6:04am Tue 27 Nov 12

lovesthelens says...

smith&weston wrote:
High demand ? Where do they get the idea that people want to live in the run down, take aways ridden ghetto that is Thatto Heath?
I agree that Thatto Heath isn't a very nice place but building decent, affordable housing is a proven way to improve an area and tends to attract more investment.
I'm all for it.
[quote][p][bold]smith&weston[/bold] wrote: High demand ? Where do they get the idea that people want to live in the run down, take aways ridden ghetto that is Thatto Heath?[/p][/quote]I agree that Thatto Heath isn't a very nice place but building decent, affordable housing is a proven way to improve an area and tends to attract more investment. I'm all for it. lovesthelens
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