Hillfields housing plans to take next step

February 02 2020
Hillfields housing plans to take next step

A COMPETITION to choose designs for a housing project at Hillfields Hub will be launched later this month.

Hillfields Family and Community Trust is giving people the chance to choose the housing they would like to see constructed next to the hub, above, in a project first reported by the Voice last year.

The trust is inviting three architects come up with outline drawings and plans, and will give residents the opportunity to look at them and talk to the architects about their ideas.

People will then have the opportunity to vote on each plan, with the winning design built on the land to the side of the Hillfields Hub.

The trust is also looking for local people to join its steering committee, particularly people with skills and experience related to construction, planning and architecture.

The group will work with housing project manager Leah Eatwell and trust co-manager Jan Ross to move the housing project forward.

The trust has been granted £75,000 from the Power to Change community-led housing fund and is awaiting a decision on another funding bid.

Jan said: “It is a very exciting time!”

Anyone who would like to get involved with the project should email jan.ross@hillfields.community or leah.eatwell@hillfields.community.