Advance Goole is a major regeneration programme that has brought millions of pounds of investment to Goole. This has been used to improve housing and tackle the issues of most concern to local residents.
The scheme is focused on two key areas:
- the redevelopment of the Phoenix Street and Richard Cooper Street area of Goole, to create new housing that will meet the needs of local people, in safe and attractive surroundings
- a programme of improvements that has breathed new life into several other streets across Goole
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The two streets are part of a 1.4-hectare redevelopment site on which the council plans to create around 59 new homes and two areas of open space for residents of all ages to enjoy. At least 40 percent of the homes will be affordable and the idea is to create a range of homes, including; apartments and homes for families and older people.
Following the purchase and demolition of all houses on the two streets, along with an adjacent warehouse, the site was handed over to the council's preferred developer, Peter Ward Homes Ltd. in March 2011.
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The Changing Street scheme has transformed a number of streets across the town of Goole by offering homeowners a package of improvements free of charge. The aim was to improve the visual appearance of the town’s streets and enhance the energy efficiency of individual homes, as well as building a sense of pride in local communities.
The range of improvements on offer included the following works to the front and gable elevations:
- replacement of guttering and down pipes
- cleaning and re-pointing of brickwork or provision of thermally efficient external wall insulation with a render finish
- thermal insulation of roof spaces
- repair or replacement of defective lintels and door surrounds
- replacement of timber windows, doors, soffits and fascias with uPVC
- the provision of new boundary walls, gates and paving in front courtyard areas
To complement the work carried out as part of Changing Streets, a series of community consultation events were carried out to identify any issues that concern residents and changes that they would like to see. This led to a number of additional improvements including:
- work to install dropped kerbs and new footpaths
- improvements to street lighting
- provision of new dual-purpose litter and dog waste bins
- work to improve areas prone to 'fly tipping'
Over a period of three years the scheme has improved 700 properties on 25 streets in the town and has been recognised nationally as "a pioneering project".
Currently there is no funding available for further improvements.
The following pdf document provides further information about the 'Changing Streets' scheme.
Changing Streets Scheme (pdf 594kb opens in new window)
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