Wooler and Glendale

Gateway to the Cheviot Hills

Trials and Tribulations of Conversion

16:00 Saturday 11 July 2015.
A report published by a north Northumberland development trust has revealed the trials and tribulations involved in a project to convert empty properties into affordable homes.

Early this year, Glendale Gateway Trust had let all nine of its affordable homes at the Wheatsheaf building on High Street and Roddam Dene House (formerly West Mansfield House) developed with Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) empty properties funding.

It followed the successful delivery of the four new housing units (library housing and 16 & 17 Butler Court) with HCA funding.

But this new project certainly had its issues and problems, as detailed in a new report by Trust chairman Tom Johnston.