Social housing going from ‘strength to strength’
It’s been 10 years since Plymouth City Council transferred its 15,500 homes across to PCH – and huge progress has been made in the social housing sector during the past decade.
The ambitious £168million investment programme included new front and back doors for almost all the properties, new kitchens and bathrooms in 14,000 homes, electrical rewiring in 7,500 homes, central heating for 5,000 properties and £10million of environmental improvements.
One of the people involved in that monumental project was Tudor Evans, now leader of Plymouth City Council and been Councillor for Ham Ward since 1988.
He recalled: “Transferring the housing stock from the Council was one of the hardest things we’ve had to do in recent years but, with the help of the residents, PCH has grown from strength to strength over the last decade under the guidance and leadership of Clive Turner and John Clark.
“As Plymouth’s largest social landlord they provide a valuable and admirable service for people in Plymouth and provide so much more than a roof over people’s heads.”