GCH Secures Funding to Develop Regeneration Master Plan
Monday 10th of April 2017
We are pleased to announce that Gloucester City Homes (GCH) has secured funding of £1.25m from the Governments newly established Estates Regeneration bid to create a master plan for the regeneration of the Matson and Podsmead estates.
We will be working closely with Matson and Podsmead residents, local agencies, Gloucester City Council and a range of partners, to use the funding to develop proposals to progressively regenerate our two largest neighbourhoods. This is with an ambition to provide a longer term offer of new homes, additional investment and to design places where people want to live, supporting a thriving community and improving the quality of life for residents.
GCH, formerly an ALMO, became a housing association in 2015, with overwhelming tenant support to build new homes, maintain high levels of investment and provide valued services. A key part of GCH’s offer was a commitment to the regeneration of Matson and Podsmead which are neighbourhoods where there are high levels of poor quality non-traditional housing and significant social and economic deprivation. GCH and the council are firmly committed to this ambition and believe that working in partnership with communities is vital to developing a viable and attractive master plan.
We believe that this is a fantastic opportunity to transform not just the housing, but the communities access to better health, employment, education and quality of life, and to support the wider economic regeneration of the city.
We look forward to working with our tenants and local residents, our community partners and stakeholders over the next 12 months to develop a regeneration plan for both Matson and Podsmead.