Red Hall housing regeneration

The Council has identified the Red Hall area as a focus for housing regeneration once the current programme at Cockerton ends in 2014/15. Proposals for the area will be agreed through a masterplan which will be put together through extensive public consultation with local residents.

Red Hall is a relatively isolated housing estate in the eastern part of the town. It has a mix of privately owned and Council owned housing, although the quality varies in places. Red Hall is close to the River Skerne corridor and has areas of open space but it may not always be used positively.

Key drivers for the project are:

  • The need to address housing conditions at Red Hall within the next two years, including the re-housing of affected tenants
  • The need to bring forward new housing development to meet the Council’s commitment to housing land supply
  • To balance planning objectives for Red Hall and the new neighbourhoods

Opportunities exist through the masterplan process to:

  • Identify appropriate locations for new housing
  • Make sure the type and condition of existing housing meets local peoples needs
  • Provide much needed quality affordable housing
  • Increase tenure choice through selective demolition, new build and remodelling as necessary
  • Reduce fuel poverty
  • Improve access to and within estate
  • Improve the image of the area
  • Create links to new neighbourhoods at Lingfield Point and the Eastern Urban Fringe
  • Enhance open space / playing facilities
  • Improve environmental quality
  • Enhance community assets (such as community centre, primary school and sports hall)