Green light for next phase of Spirit Quarters regeneration scheme in North East Coventry
A multi-million pound regeneration scheme in North East Coventry will continue after planning chiefs gave the go-ahead for the next phase.
The ‘Spirit Quarters’ redevelopment has so far seen 550 new homes built and over 1,000 existing homes significantly improved to make them warmer and more energy efficient, as well as major improvements carried out to public open space.
The scheme, which focuses on the Wood End, Deedmore, Henley Green and Manor Farm areas of the city, is set to continue with another 372 new homes to be built over the next five years, after Coventry City Council’s planning committee approved the next phase of development.
The homes, which will be built by development partner Keepmoat Homes, will include two-bedroom flats and one, two and three-bedroom houses for rent and sale. Midlands housing provider Whitefriars Housing will own and manage 68 of the new homes, which will be available for affordable rent.
Partners involved in the project are Whitefriars Housing, Coventry City Council, Moat House Community Trust, Keepmoat Homes, Bovis Homes and the Homes and Communities Agency, which has provided £2.03 million in grant funding.
Kevin Roach, project director for Spirit Quarters and director of regeneration at WM Housing Group, said: “We are delighted that the next phase of this major redevelopment has been given the green light. These new homes and the start of the £10 million improvements to homes and the environment on the Manor Farm estate will create a lasting legacy for the future, providing much-needed quality affordable homes for generations to come.”
Councillor Linda Bigham, Cabinet Member for Community Development added: “I’m really pleased that the next stage in the redevelopment of this part of Coventry has got the go-ahead. The area is being transformed and I’m delighted that local people have been at the heart of the changes.”