New affordable housing developments have been proposed in Hull.

Share your views on proposed new affordable housing developments

Hull City Council has arranged three drop-in sessions for residents to see the early feasibility work for the new housing developments planned on the sites of Boothferry Flats, the Torpoint Drive, Millport Drive and Woolwich Drive tower blocks; Henson Villas in Pearson Park, and Selworthy Close, a brownfield site between Minehead and Holwell Roads.

The council is intending to build at least the same number of homes, as were previously on the site and all will be high quality, energy efficient, and sustainable dwellings.

To develop proposals for the sites, the council is working with consultant AR Urbanism, with the aim to build at least 324 affordable new homes over the coming years.

This will make a significant contribution to bridging the social housing shortfall, which most cities nationwide, are currently experiencing, with significant pressure in demand for good quality affordable housing.

The development will help meet the target of 620 new homes per year (across all tenures) as identified in the Local Plan.

The figures are approximately 144 homes at Boothferry Flats, 30 at Henson Villas and 150 at Selworthy Close.

The drop-in sessions are arranged for:

Henson Villas: Monday 4 March, 12.30pm – 6pm

Bowls Pavilion

Pearson Park


Boothferry Flats: Tuesday 5 March

12.30pm – 6pm

St Nicholas Church Hall

898 Hessle Road


Selworthy Close: Wednesday 6 March

12.30pm – 6pm

Alf Marshall Community Centre

87 Goodhart Road


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Cllr Paul Drake-Davis, the council’s Portfolio Holder for Regeneration and Housing said, “These three sites offer a landmark opportunity to build new communities with modern, well designed, energy efficient, and quality homes set in attractive environmentally friendly, surroundings.

“The site proposals are at an early stage and it’s important that we get feedback from people who live in the locality because we want to ensure that the new developments reflect their needs and aspirations.”

 “The drop-in sessions are the first in a series of conversations we will be having with local people. We want to hear from businesses, schools, residents’ groups, and other community groups, and we will be keeping people informed about progress along the way.” 

If residents can’t make the drop-in sessions, they can still have their say by completing the online form on the council’s website, which will be live from 1-11 March 2024 Other sites | New house building and regeneration | Hull