Denbighshire News, Local News & Archive — August 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm — Updated: August 12, 2016 at 2:07 pm

Investing in Neighbourhoods

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Denbighshire County Council Housing Services is investing over £4 million in our homes and neighbourhoods in 2016 /17.

 

The Council Housing team achieved the requirements of the Welsh Housing Quality Standard (WHQS) in 2014. This is set by Welsh Government that outlines the standards of facilities and maintenance that homes must achieve.

 

The Council is now therefore able to invest in further improvements such as the £1.3m Caradoc Road improvement scheme in Prestatyn, a £1.5m external enveloping programme across the county and £500k in maintaining internal standards such as kitchens and bathrooms. In addition over £1m pounds will be invested in improvements to neighbourhoods including significant play area improvements and projects to improve the overall appearance of neighbourhoods.

 

The council has achieved this through a well-managed housing budget and with support from Welsh Government Major Repairs Allowance grant of £2.4 m this year.

 

Councillor Barbara Smith Lead Member for Modernisation & Housing said “The fact that the council achieved the required standard for our homes in 2014 whilst other landlords in Wales are still working to achieve this level demonstrates what a significant achievement this is. This now enables us to invest to make sure we maintain the standard but also to go over and above what is required to make our homes and neighbourhoods as best as we possibly can for our customers”

 

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