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Hull's Orchard Park could get £15m worth of new homes

Orchard Park, photo courtesy of Peter Church
Image caption Councillor John Black said it was "win-win for everybody". Photo courtesy of Peter Church.

A £15m scheme to build new houses and refurbish two blocks of high-rise flats on a Hull estate looks set to be approved.

Hull City Council's cabinet voted on Monday to develop 215 new homes on the Orchard Park estate.

The remaining five tower blocks will be demolished in 2015 under the plans.

The final decision to approve the plan is expected in two weeks after the cabinet received detailed costs of the scheme, the council said.

Under the plans, 100 flats from the Gorthorpe and Kinthorpe blocks will be refurbished and 115 new properties will be built.

Councillor John Black said: "I think this is a win-win for everybody.

"For people who do want to remain on Orchard Park, there is a greater chance they will now with the refurbishment of the two blocks: Gorthorpe and Kinthorpe. So people will have an opportunity to move into those.

"Also, they would get first choices with the new-build programme which is going to get under way at a pace."

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