Housing Minister visits Redcar site

September 9, 2021

Our timber frame work on the Vistry site at Kirkleatham, Redcar, is in the news courtesy of Richard Bellis, Senior Reporter at The Northern Echo.

The article discusses the visit from Chris Pincher, Minister for Housing, who wanted to see the investment being made into new houses in the area.  A recent government announcement stated their intention to help thousands of people onto the housing ladder with funding worth £8.6 billion being allocated across the country.

On a visit to Redcar Housing Minister Chris Pincher said: “Redcar is at the heart of our levelling up agenda. It has received a huge cash injection from the towns fund and money from the coastal community fund.

“So we want to invest in the infrastructure and the skills in these areas.

“Building these houses will provide a base to do that, these homes will be a mix of rented, shared ownership and fully owned houses.

“This is so that everyone has the opportunity to get on the housing ladder.

“Usually when big housing developments are started then locals have one or two concerns. However, with this site, there has been no concern, in fact, people have been wanting.

“They are seeing their area get enhanced with really nicely designed estates and hopefully it will all help in levelling up the town.”

Jacob Young, Conservative MP for Redcar, said: “It’s fantastic to see the new homes that are being built by Vistry, Linden and Beyond Housing, but also to hear about the new plans for a supported living coming to this site as well.

“This is all about our plan to provide more homes locally, for local people, in the right places, to help people get their first home but also to help people transition out of homeownership into and into care in the community.”