Church Lane North is an estate of 318 two and three bedroom homes in the Grangetown area of Greater Eston, Redcar and Cleveland. The homes are a mix of tenures but the majority are owned by Beyond Housing.
Properties on the estate were experiencing low demand and higher than average turnover and there were a number of long term voids. The properties had low energy efficiency (low EPC D).
The estate was based on a ‘Radburn’ type layout, a design typified by back gardens facing the street and the fronts of homes facing one another, over areas of open space. The layout meant that there was little natural surveillance, defensible space or private parking with pedestrian routes though alleyways and between properties.
The community was mainly single adult (31%) and single parent households (27%), with 26% aged 25-35. There were high levels of benefit dependency, low income levels and high numbers of households with someone who was long term sick (18%) or disabled (35%).
Engaging with households before the regeneration began told us that the layout of the estate was the main concern, followed by the levels of anti social behaviour and property condition.