Roddons 'regeneration' project provides 24 new homes in Wisbech

PUBLISHED: 12:29 28 October 2015

Left to right; Sue Stavers (head of housing, Circle Housing Roddons), Nina Burton (property marketing manager, Circle Housing Roddons), Brenda Reynolds (chair, Circle Housing Roddons Board), Maria Walker (resident involvement officer, Circle Housing Roddons), Schuyler Newstead (developmSue Stavers (Head of Housing, Circle Housing Roddons), Nina Burton (Property Marketing Manager, Circle Housing Roddons), Brenda Reynolds (Chair, Circle Housing Roddons Board), Maria Walker (Resident Involvement officer, Circle Housing Roddons), Schuyler Newstead (Development Manager, Circle Housing Roddons), Olivia Tydeman (Aecom), Stacey Weeks (Balfour Beatty), Fiona Coulson (Assistant Development Director, Circle Housing Roddons), Gary Marshall (Aecom), Councillor Will Sutton; front row, two residents living in Napier court

Left to right; Sue Stavers (head of housing, Circle Housing Roddons), Nina Burton (property marketing manager, Circle Housing Roddons), Brenda Reynolds (chair, Circle Housing Roddons Board), Maria Walker (resident involvement officer, Circle Housing Roddons), Schuyler Newstead (developmSue Stavers (Head of Housing, Circle Housing Roddons), Nina Burton (Property Marketing Manager, Circle Housing Roddons), Brenda Reynolds (Chair, Circle Housing Roddons Board), Maria Walker (Resident Involvement officer, Circle Housing Roddons), Schuyler Newstead (Development Manager, Circle Housing Roddons), Olivia Tydeman (Aecom), Stacey Weeks (Balfour Beatty), Fiona Coulson (Assistant Development Director, Circle Housing Roddons), Gary Marshall (Aecom), Councillor Will Sutton; front row, two residents living in Napier court

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A housing regeneration scheme brought in to 'provide much needed homes to those on the housing register' launched last week.

The Napier Court development features 24 new affordable homes – 20 flats and four houses – all of which were allocated within a matter of days.

The project brings the total number of new homes provided by Roddons in Fenland up to 362, however another 138 will need to be built for them to meet their pledge.

It was opened by Brenda Reynolds, Circle Housing Roddons’s board chairwoman, in front of residents, councillor Will Sutton, Roddons staff, architects and developers on Friday.

The site was previously home to a sheltered scheme owned and managed by Circle Housing Roddons. However, it included bedsits which were deemed as unsuitable accommodation and an assessment revealed the land could be used to provide new homes.

Cllr Will Sutton, Fenland District Council’s deputy leader and cabinet member responsible for housing strategy, said: “What a transformation this is from the tired old building the former Napier Court had become.

“It had fallen far below acceptable standards. Now in its place we have this very impressive scheme.”

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