Pontefract neighbourhood to benefit from multi million pound investment

Published 11 May 2022

WDH is investing four million pounds into improving 113 homes on Cromwell Crescent in Pontefract as part of the social housing provider’s wider £150 million investment in their homes over the next three years.

The homes have already benefitted from external works in 2018, including new roofs and repointing to help improve their energy efficiency and will now undergo environmental works to further improve the appearance of the local area.

The environmental improvements, starting this summer on Cromwell Crescent, will include the provision of off-street parking to help reduce the number of cars parked on the road, footpaths to the front and rear, brick walls to the front boundaries of the properties with fabricated plastic-coated metal rails and turfed front gardens this will improve the street scene, and improve the overall look of the estate.

This work is part of a wider regeneration of the Baghill area of Pontefract which will also see external roofing and environmental works on Willow Park to follow.

John Hughes, WDH’s Investment Delivery Manager, said: “It’s great to be able to get back out to deliver much needed improvement projects like the one at Cromwell Crescent. By carrying out environmental improvement works on our estates, we not only improve the visual impact of our neighbourhoods for all residents, but we also provide our tenants with a safe and clean environment to live, and this helps to build stronger and more confident communities.”

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