Potential sites identified for Hull 4 Heroes scheme

Published: Friday 29th January 2016 by KCFM

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Several sites across Hull have been identified by Hull City Council as possible locations for a scheme to build new homes for army veterans.

Hull 4 Heroes, devised by local builder Paul Matson, was launched after he helped out on a similar project featured on BBC TV show DIY SOS in which volunteers created a veterans’ village in Manchester.

Mr Matson has been overwhelmed with support from people from across Hull and East Yorkshire and Hull City Council has now identified areas in Kingswood, Orchard Park and Longhill estate as potential sites for the scheme.

He said: “To be gifted the land, we have to become social landlords. That takes a very long time, it takes over a year nearly. But in the meantime, we’ll probably renovate in areas, so there’s different things that we can do to get things moving.

“Initially, in the first place, we wanted to build about 10 homes, a few in a couple of streets in the same area. Now, it’s evolving really. It’s bigger than we initially thought and it can be bigger than we initially thought. So, we don’t just want to build one veterans’ site, we want to build a lot more in different areas as well.

“We’re massively pleased to get this far in such a little space of time. Hull City Council have opened their paperwork up, all of the plans of the city, and said, ‘All of them empty spots, if you want one of those, tell us, and we’ll see if we can. But we should be able to accommodate you.'”

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Published: Friday 29th January 2016 by KCFM

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  • Philip Hilton

    As long as war veterans are housed,one cant see a problem-but saying that-don`t let immigrants take advantage.

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