Brownfield housing funding approved for new homes at South Bank

The Tees Valley Combined Authority has given the go ahead for funding towards Thirteen’s scheme to build 28 new affordable and much needed bungalows in South Bank as part of a programme to bring disused and derelict land back to life

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19 Mar 2021

Planned for land around the Redcar Road area, the South Bank development has been awarded just over £500k by the Tees Valley Combined Authority from the Government’s Brownfield Housing Fund.

It's part of a larger transformational housing led regeneration programme that will see more than 2,300 construction jobs created or safeguarded, and hopefully add around £120m to the regional economy.

The new high-quality homes bungalows at South Bank will all be for affordable rent and the first of the new homes should be available to rent in spring 2022.

Sharon Thomas, Thirteen's director of strategic partnerships, said: 

“This is fantastic news and we’re thrilled that our South Bank scheme has been awarded funding of just over £500k, which will help bring this disused land back into use for much needed new housing.

“We're excited to be working with the Tees Valley Combined Authority, Redcar and Cleveland Borough Council, Homes England and other partners to deliver these fantastic new homes, which will be a massive boost to the regeneration of the area and create vital job opportunities for local people.

“As well as that, these new homes will meet the needs of our ageing population and support people to live independently.”

Cllr Steve Kay, Cabinet Member for Health, Housing and Welfare at Redcar & Cleveland Borough Council, said:

“We’re delighted that this scheme for new homes will now be delivered in South Bank.  We have been working in partnership with Thirteen to use our land to ensure the people of South Bank have a much-needed new development that will be attractive and bring new people to live in the town.”