We have set out a series of capital projects which will be funded during 2017/18, bringing investment and improvement across a number of areas of Doncaster.
The £18.1 million of investment includes a broad range of works:
• External enhancements, including roof works, fascias and soffits
• Internal works, including new kitchens, bathrooms and electrical upgrades
• Environmental improvements, including fencing and car parking schemes
• Improvements to non-traditional properties
• Central heating upgrades
• Rectifying structural issues in older properties
• Estate improvements to paths and garage sites
• Improvements to local shops.
On top of these improvements, a further £564,000 will be provided from the General Fund to make improvements in gypsy and traveller residential caravan sites.
Paul Tanney, Chief Executive of St Leger Homes, said:
“We are delighted to be announcing today £18.1 million of capital investment into the stock we manage for Doncaster Council over the next year. We believe in quality homes in quality neighbourhoods – we are really excited to be making an investment which will mean real improvements in the lives of local people.
“Our 30-year investment plan sets out the likely investment needed over the longer-term to improve and maintain our local housing stock, but we also take into account other information such as repairs data, complaints and feedback. This allows us to formulate a more detailed annual programme of works which we then deliver through our in-house teams and contractors.
“We are confident that this investment will help continue the positive transformation that is already happening locally in our communities.”
Cllr Glyn Jones, Cabinet Member for Housing and Equalities at Doncaster Council, said:
“I very much welcome this announcement of investment which is set to make significant improvements to the lives of residents living in Doncaster’s 21,000 council properties.
“The estate improvement works outlined in this programme will provide further support to neighbourhoods in our town, including residential caravan sites, and will help our many and varied communities to continue to thrive into the future.”