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Collyhurst and West Gorton secure £25million funding for improving homes across area

By Chris Bailey

A further £25million is confirmed for funding improvements to Collyhurst and West Gorton homes – following uncertainty over the support.

The support is welcomed by Manchester City Council, who until now had only received £4million from the national Decent Homes funding from a provisionally awarded £29million. 

A total of 213 homes had already been enhanced, including the replacement of single-glazed windows and doors with new energy efficient double glazing, replacement kitchens and bathrooms, the installation of energy efficient boilers and better insulation.

But last week’s announcement means the council can now push on with further plans for home improvements and to start demolishing recently emptied poor quality housing in the West Gorton area.

The construction of more than 2,000 new private homes is also in the pipeline.

Councillor Jim Battle, deputy leader of Manchester City Council, said: “Securing this funding is great news for the area and we welcome the announcement and the Governments continued interest in what we’re doing here.

“We can get on with the improvements which Collyhurst residents need and deserve. It also gives confidence to residents in West Gorton that we are able to continue the major improvements we have started there.”

Photo courtesy of Gene Hunt, with thanks.

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