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Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council
Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council - Committed to regeneration in Greater Eston

The South Bank Housing Renewal Plan

Background

In March 2006 the Cabinet approved the South Bank Housing Renewal Plan. This plan set out in detail how the regeneration of South Bank would take shape and provided a framework to arrest housing market collapse in the area. The plan was based on four concepts:
  • Completion of the ongoing process of housing clearance in Costa Street, Aire Street, and the southern side of Salisbury Terrace (approx. 150 properties);
  • A Priority Area (in two discrete areas), containing most of the worst concentrations of empty properties, for further acquisition and clearance (362 properties).
  • A 'Retain and Monitor' area of terraced housing lying predominantly between Victoria Street and Normanby Road, which contained pockets of high void levels, and other empty properties scattered throughout the area, where changing conditions would be monitored over the following two years. It was noted that no action was proposed in relation to the area of newer mixed RP/private housing north of Redcar Road where conditions were much more stable; and
  • Continuing attempts to secure investment/redevelopment interest in the town.


Final Update: as of 1 April 2012

The main demolition programme including the remaining properties on Oliver Street and acquired properties on Pym Street was completed in April 2011. The remaining properties including 40 King Street, the Post Office and properties on Redcar Road were all demolished by April 2012.

Funding for the Renewal Plan came through an amalgamation of Single Housing Investment Pot (SHIP) and Housing Market Renewal (HMR) funds. Due to cuts in the HMR budget in 2010-11 there was a shortfall of £1.4m to complete the programme. However Cabinet voted to meet this gap through the Council's Capital Budget and external funding.

The South Bank Eco Village represents the first phase of an on-going programme of sustainable new and refurbished housing located on the sites that were located within the Renewal Area.

Phase 1 and 2

Phases one saw 205 properties acquired and demolished. Phase two saw 157 properties acquired and 135* demolished.


No to demolish (total) No Acquired No demolished to date Compensation agreed Negotiating Still to contact
Phase 1
205
205
205
Phase 2
144*
156
135
1
0
0
Total
349*
361
340
1
0
0

*13 properties were acquired but removed from the demolition plan to be refurbished as part of the Eco Village.

Pym Street

38* properties on Pym Street were acquired and demolished.

No to demolish (total) No Acquired No demolished to date Compensation agreed Negotiating Still to contact
Pym Street
41
38*
0
0
0*
0
Total
41
38*
0
0
0*
0

* 3 adjacent properties located at the end of Pym Street were not acquired as the owners were not willing to engage.


Oliver Street

50 properties on Oliver Street were acquired and demolished.

No to demolish (total) No Acquired No demolished to date Compensation agreed Negotiating Still to contact
Oliver Street
50
50
50
0
0
0
Total
50
50
50
0
0
0




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