New Barton apartments could house jobseekers
EIGHTEEN new apartments could be built in Barton in a bid to help young job seekers find a home.
The scheme – lodged with planners by Carlton Education and Enterprise Limited – would see unemployed youngsters and apprentices offered the accommodation.
And the scheme, off Ferriby Road, would see them given training at the Carlton Education Centre to find work.
The site is currently home to a disused gym that will be redeveloped under the plans and the scheme is aimed at young people who are seen as those most in need of help in finding work.
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The organisation has received an empty homes grant for £370,000 from the Government to build the homes in a cul-de-sac off the road.
Director Jan Gilbert said rents for the properties would be low, although exact figures have yet to be revealed.
She said there was a need for the housing because of the high number of single unemployed people in the area who needed homes with low rents.
"We aim to provide the homes for young people from North Lincolnshire aged between 19 and 35," she said.
"We will give additional preference to young men who have recently left the Armed Forces or left care.
"For people who are unemployed, we will be supplying sessions at our offices to help with job hunting in order to get the person employed and this will be built into their tenancy.
"All the bills will be low due to using biomass energy and solar panelling. These homes would be a much-needed addition to the area.
"We get people coming into us every week with homelessness issues. There are a large amount of people struggling in the area who are desperate, so this is why we have decided to build these properties."
The 18 ground-floor single units would, if approved, provide a mixture of one and two-bedroom accommodation.
The company is also employing a warden to help with tasks such as DIY issues.
Ms Gilbert said: "Some of the apprentice builders working on the project will be given the chance to work on their own homes and earn their deposit.
"I think this project is essential for the area as we know homelessness is a problem. I cannot wait to see it coming together and hopefully keep expanding the company."
The planning application has been submitted to North Lincolnshire Council.
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