Home makeover scheme launches

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A £400,000 scheme to improve more than 50 homes on the Chorley Moor estate is now underway.

Chorley Community Housing (CCH) have commissioned contractor Forrest to carry out works in the Harestone Avenue area and the first property to be completed will be used as a show home for residents to see how their own homes could look once the work is complete.

The works will include car parking, landscaping of communal areas, new walls and railings for front gardens, new bin screens, rejuvenated canopies for front doors and feature cladding.

Mike Murphy, regional manager at CCH said:  “Although we’ve have carried out works on the interior of the properties over the past five years, the external appearance of parts of the Chorley Moor estate, which was built after the Second World War, is showing its age.

“The treatments we are carrying out at Harestone Avenue are designed to give that part of the estate a lift and make the houses look more appealing.”

Local residents have been involved in the planning of the scheme from an early stage and many attended a consultation event in October 2012 to discuss the proposals for their homes.

Richard Houghton, CCH director of operations, added: “The works at Harestone Avenue are an example of the investment CCH has committed to improve our homes and estates.

“We have completed a number of projects throughout Chorley including off road parking, new fencing and creating new garden space. It is brilliant to see the impact the enhancements make to the appearance of the estates but also to residents lives.”