Living standards, housing stock and local communities in Cheshire East and High Peak are set to benefit from a major boost with help from Peaks & Plains Housing Trust’s five-year plan.
The plan, which sets out how the Trust will help to improve lives and local communities, will see a total of £30m invested across both Cheshire East and High Peak. This will be used to make its customers’ homes safer, warmer and more comfortable places to live.
The Trust will help address the national housing shortage by building 750 high quality homes for affordable and private rent and sale. It has also pledged to deliver ambitious regeneration plans for areas like Macclesfield to make it an attractive and sustainable community for all. This includes regenerating Moss Estate and injecting new life into derelict buildings in the town centre to transform the area.
In response to customer feedback, Peaks & Plains will also continue to develop its digital services over the next five years to deliver a convenient and accessible service for tenants, from 24-hour repairs booking to slicker online rental payments.
Over the past year The Trust has £2.7m in housing improvements, supported well over 9,000 people through its wellbeing services, and built 117 new homes across Cheshire and the High Peak.
Tim Pinder, CEO of Peaks & Plains Housing Trust, said: “Over the next five years we will continue to be a great landlord and deliver first class services to new and existing customers.
“We want to create homes in neighbourhoods that are sustainable, vibrant, well connected and thoughtfully designed, including regions like Cheshire and High Peak.
“Innovation will be key to ensuring we do this over the next five years. So, we want to move away from a one-size-fits-all approach and use technology to enable us to better understand customers’ individual needs. We’ll be working in partnership with experts across all we do to ensure we create great places to live and deliver first rate services.”