Wirral Council says it’s one-step nearer to purchasing numerous new-build houses which it plans to turn into rental properties for residents most in want of housing.
Following the unanimous settlement on the Housing Committee on Wednesday, March 10, the acquisition of the items on the Sevenoaks web site in Rock Ferry will assist the council present extra housing, in addition to the necessity for extra social housing and housing with specialist variations.
Cllr Julie McManus, Chair of the Housing Committee at Wirral Council, mentioned: “Over the past yr, we now have all actually learnt the worth of our houses and now much more so it’s so essential that probably the most weak of our group have entry to a house after they want it probably the most.
“By the acquisition of those houses, the council will be capable to reply to Wirral’s want for assist by providing reasonably priced homes, together with ones to go well with specialist necessities.”
All six houses can be inbuilt partnership with the developer for this web site, Lovell, and can be used to assist weak residents and those that want them probably the most.
The acquisition of those items can be a pilot for the council, and if useful to the group and the borough’s most weak, an identical strategy may very well be adopted sooner or later.
In addition to being appropriate for residents who want specialist adaptions, the brand new construct houses may even be constructed for the greener way forward for the borough.
Every of the housing items can be designed to provide 20% much less CO2 emissions serving to to satisfy the borough’s goal, set out within the council endorsed Cool 2 Local weather Technique, to ensure all houses (that may be) are working or improved to function at an Power Efficiency Certificates of Band C or above by round 2030.
The choice to buy the housing items in Rock Ferry can be taken to the Coverage and Assets Committee for ultimate evaluate.