£1m to kick-start Newark estate regeneration project
Newark and Sherwood District Council has been selected by Government to benefit from significant investment to kick-start a regeneration scheme.
The funding has been awarded through the national Estate Regeneration Fund and council officers have been working with counterparts at the Department of Local Communities to secure almost £1m of support.
This will be used to undertake detailed appraisals and technical studies of the Yorke Drive state and Lincoln Road Playing Fields to identify the best approach for sustainable regeneration and housing growth, with engagement with the local community a key ingredient in taking matters forward.
Completion of the Bridge Ward Neighbourhood Study by the council and partners in 2012 identified the potential of new housing on Lincoln Road Playing Fields accompanied by a regeneration programme for the neighbouring Yorke Drive Estate.
District Council leader Councillor Roger Blaney said: "This is excellent news. We can now make progress on the work we need to do to put us in a strong position to enable delivery of housing growth and regeneration in one of the council's most deprived wards."