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New homes at vandal-hit former South Yorkshire school

Chair of Arches Board Tariq Zaman, Mayoress Kath Foden, Alex Critchlow, Mayor Coun John Foden, Brian Summerson, Arches Chief Executive.

Chair of Arches Board Tariq Zaman, Mayoress Kath Foden, Alex Critchlow, Mayor Coun John Foden, Brian Summerson, Arches Chief Executive.

Dozens of affordable new homes have been built on the derelict site of a former primary school that had become a target for vandals.

Arches Housing have completed work on 75 new houses in East Street, Dinnington, on a site that had previously stood derelict for a decade.

The former Dinnington Primary School and a row of 26 older terraced houses were demolished following the completion of the new community primary school - with the site suffering acts of vandalism, dumping and anti-social behaviour.

After lying empty for more than 10 years, Arches Housing worked with Rotherham Council and construction firm Westleigh Homes to develop it.

The work was part-funded with a grant from the Homes and Communities Agency.

Of the 75 new properties, 69 will be offered for rent through Rotherham Council’s lettings scheme, with six offered for shared ownership.

 

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