A proposed development partnership between Aspire Housing and Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council will see a huge boost to housing and regeneration in North Staffordshire town.
Aspire Housing’s Development and Regeneration Report, which was approved by the Council Cabinet this week, proposes a closer working relationship between Newcastle-under-Lyme Borough Council and the 9,000-home housing association, with a vision to increase benefits for local residents.
The arrangement will increase delivery of modern, high-quality homes, revitalise neighbourhoods and communities, create employment and training opportunities for local people, and provide a more sustainable, environmentally friendly approach to development in the area.
Sinéad Butters, Group Chief Executive at Aspire Housing, said: “We have a long and successful history of partnership working with the Borough Council, and we’re delighted to further expand this relationship with the proposal for an exciting development and regeneration partnership.
“With plans on the horizon for aspirational development opportunities at the Zanzibar and Ryecroft sites in the town centre, this closer working relationship will allow us to combine our resources, skills, and shared passion for the local community, to help create a brighter future for Newcastle-under-Lyme.”
The relationship would also explore potential future opportunities for commercial growth in Newcastle-under-Lyme, with an aim to enhance the town’s role as a centre for services, leisure, retail and living, and its connection to local residents.
The Leader of the Council, Simon Tagg, said: “As we come out of the lockdown we are all looking to the future of the Borough, its businesses and its communities.
“The pandemic, and the way we were able to pull together so strongly to help and support our communities during this unprecedented time, has shown us that we can achieve more by working together in future.
“The Council will seize these new opportunities – and our shared vision with Aspire – to grow our communities and our places, to improve the town centres, and to build back better across the Borough.”