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New Wortley: Community housing plan moves forward on former store site

A former New Wortley store which closed last year due to anti-social behaviour could be transformed into new community housing.

New Wortley Community Association has gained funding to build up to 12 new affordable homes on the site of the former Wellington stores shop in Holforth Place, New Wortley.

The store, which acted as a magnet for drug dealing, drug use, assaults and anti-social behaviour, was demolished earlier this year. The store was closed last summer after a group of up to 30 people had been involved in disorder around the shop which saw police officers and their vehicles pelted with bricks and bottles.

The funding – worth £75,000 – comes from charity Power to Change, which aims to boost local economies, while trusting local people to shape services which will benefit the whole area.

Bill Graham, from nearby New Wortley Community Centre, said the properties would be rented out as much-needed affordable housing in the community.

   

   
   
   
   

   

   

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