We have been considering the development of Beulah Court for a number of years. We had hoped to refurbish the facility but the pandemic, which delayed progress on the scheme, and the subsequent economic conditions have impacted on our options for the scheme.
Over the last three years we have been looking at various ways to retain and improve the scheme, in line with what the remaining residents wanted however, this is not possible.
That is why we have made the extremely difficult decision to close Beulah Court.
A number of factors have been considered in making this decision:
Beulah Court will therefore be closed, demolished and a new housing scheme will be considered on the site that meets the needs of local residents.
We appreciate this is a difficult for the tenants, their families and Knottingley residents, however we have set out our reasons for making this difficult decision and we must continue to provide the types of housing that the community of Knottingley needs.
Our team has met with residents and is now working closely with them and their families to make sure that they are supported.