Renewal areas, which normally last for 10 years, provide local authorities with the means to:
At present two Housing Renewal Areas have been declared within the County Borough:
Investment within the private sector housing stock has and is intended to continue at a high level in the form of Group Repair and Individual Grant aid. The thrust of the individual grant strategy continues to be to target those properties in the poorest condition by the elderly, low income or vulnerable households.
The commitment from the Council's existing resources in remedying unsatisfactory housing conditions within the two areas demonstrates their continued high priority within the Council's overall housing strategy.
The Council continues to seek improvements to the small private rented sector within the areas, both by encouraging landlords to improve sub-standard property with grant aid and by enforcement action where necessary. Once a Housing Renewal Area has been declared as many resources as possible should be made available to that area.
Investment within the Housing Renewal Areas where resources can be concentrated have proved to be beneficial not only to the individual, but to the community as a whole.
Since the declaration of the areas the authority and its predecessor has committed a large section of its budget in respect of discretionary (previously mandatory) grants to the renewal areas.
The Housing Renewal Strategy is available to download in the following formats:
The Advice Notes, Responsibilities and Liabilities - Owners is available to download in the following formats:
The Advice Notes, Responsibilities and Liabilities - Tenants is available to download in the following formats:
The Group Repair Schemes - General Information is available to download in the following formats:
The A Guide To Maintaining Your Home is available to download in the following formats:
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Area Renewal Team
Strategic Housing Services
Wrexham County Borough Council
Tel: 01978 315300
Fax: 01978 315580