Cannock Chase Council has reaffirmed its commitment to the regeneration of the Moss Estate in Chadsmoor.
Improvements to communal areas to the traditional flat blocks will begin in June next year, while structural work is programmed to begin on 63 houses in November 2012.
Redevelopment of the 170 Reema flats on the Moss Estate is expected to begin in 24-30 months time following agreement of a mixed tenure scheme to be undertaken in partnership with a Registered Social Landlord and private developer who have yet to be selected.
In the meantime any flats that become vacant will not be relet as the Council seeks to find suitable accommodation for tenants who require rehousing.
Cllr Frank Allen, Housing Portfolio Leader, said: “Unfortunately the recession and downturn in the housing market led to delays in the completion of the Elizabeth Road Redevelopment Scheme, which, in turn has affected plans for the Moss Estate.
“The Council remains committed to these vital regeneration works and are pleased that we will now be able to begin the groundwork for redeveloping the Moss Estate, with works set to begin next year.”
Plans to redevelop the estate were hit by the recession and downturn in the housing market as well as changes to national funding programmes.
Information courtesy of Alastair Smith, Council Communications Officer
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