New bungalows will soon be popping up around Hull

By Hull Daily Mail | Posted: 22 Mar 2018

The first of what is expected to be nearly 200 new council bungalows across Hull are due to be finished soon.

Seven two-bed homes are currently being built on the site for the former Viking pub in Shannon Road on the city's Longhill estate.

They are part of a new Hull City Council building programme being rolled out over the next five years.

Around 186 properties will be constructed on council-owned sites.

Councillor John Black, cabinet member for housing, said: "We know there are a lot of people in their 60s who are occupying three and four-bedroom properties who would like to downsize but don't want to move away from their local area.

Work has started on the site of this former east Hull hotel

"With this programme, we are providing purpose-built lifetime bungalows on small-scale sites pepper-potted around the city rather than concentrating on a big scheme in a single area.

"It will allow people to move while still being close to family and friends while allowing us the chance to re-let properties to families. It's a win-win situation."

Construction work on the new bungalows in Shannon Road is due to be completed by the end of April with the first tenants moving in shortly after.

The building site in Shannon Road, Longhill (Image: Simon Renilson)

Cllr Black said the building programme had also been deliberately designed to involve local construction firms.

"The scale of each scheme makes it more attractive for local companies. For example, the Shannon Road bungalows are being built by the Houlton group and I would expect to see other Hull firms involved with some of the other schemes coming down the line."

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Potential development sites have been identified around the city to maintain an almost continual programme of building work.

Councillor John Black

"All of the sites will require planning permission but many are where maisonettes were demolished a few years ago so, in effect, we are replacing old housing with new housing," said Cllr Black.

The sites identified for new council bungalow development so far are: Stocksbridge Avenue, Hedben Avenue, Hopewell Road, Plym Grove, Tern Grove, Tweed Grove, Dunmow Close, Medina Road, Waveney Road, Calder Avenue, Earsham Close, Beckington Close, Frome Road, Wath Close, Waterloo Street, Bainton Grove, Ashthorpe, 8th Avenue.

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