Demolition Event Marks The Start Of Work On Regeneration Development 'Emerge'
19 Aug 2014

And The Last Phase Of Linden Homes And Dch’s Work In The Devonport Development Framework.

The start of work on ‘Emerge’, an exciting new housing development being created by Linden Homes and DCH, and the final phase of Linden Homes and DCH’s work in the Devonport Development Framework was marked yesterday when representatives came together for a photo at the demolition event.

The redevelopment marks the last significant phase of Linden Homes and DCH’s work in the Devonport Development Framework following on from Evolve, which when complete this year, will have delivered 219 new homes overall, including 90 affordable homes.

Emerge will redevelop the Granby Green and Granby Street area in Devonport and will include the demolition of post war buildings and the creation of new homes within a refreshed street scene. The scheme, together with other important initiatives in the area, will play an important role in establishing a new balanced and sustainable community within Devonport.

Local people and representatives from Linden Homes, DCH, Plymouth City Council, Plymouth Community Homes and LHC, masterplanners and architects for the scheme were present to watch the start of the demolition taking place. These partners have been working together on the regeneration of Devonport since 2006 and have already created award winning developments, including Evolve in the area.

Nigel Palmer, managing director for Linden Homes, said: “It is a landmark day in terms of regeneration in Devonport. Emerge will breathe new life into the Granby Street area; providing 101 quality new one, two, three and four bedroom homes for the Devonport community, 36% of which will be affordable housing.

“We have received a lot of positive feedback; so many people are delighted the derelict buildings are going for good – the transformation is going to be fantastic.”

Tony Franklin, business development commercial director from DCH, said: “The new development will introduce a more balanced mix of accommodation to meet a wider range of housing needs.

“The Devonport regeneration project has successfully sought to re-establish confidence and pride in the area by placing the community at the centre of the change to plan for the future.”

The work forms part of Plymouth City Council’s Plan for Homes, which includes plans for 1,000 new homes every year in Plymouth over the next five years.

Devonport ward Councillor Bill Stevens, who is also chair of Plymouth City Council’s Planning Committee, said: “We are delighted that work is able to start on redeveloping this brownfield site and getting rid of outdated buildings providing modern, fit-for purpose homes for people in Plymouth.”

Details of the proposed new development for Granby Green were on display at the demolition event as well as an archive collection of photos demonstrating how the Devonport area has changed over the years. All of the people previously living at Granby Green have now been moved out of the buildings and rehoused in suitable accommodation in preparation for the demolition program. All the new rented homes will be advertised through Devon Home Choice and let in accordance with the Devonport Local Letting plan.

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