Project up and running as first tenants move in

YCH tenant Les Ventress (right), picks up the keys to his brand new Helredale Gardens flat from YCH Housing Officer Sarah Foster. Picture: YCH

YCH tenant Les Ventress (right), picks up the keys to his brand new Helredale Gardens flat from YCH Housing Officer Sarah Foster. Picture: YCH

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Christmas has come early for some Whitby residents as the first phase of the town’s new Helredale Gardens development is completed.

Nine residents of the existing St Peter’s Road flats have now collected the keys for their brand new homes on Rohilla Close.

Flats on Rohilla Close. Picture: YCH

Flats on Rohilla Close. Picture: YCH


Yorkshire Coast Homes tenant Les Ventress, 52, who has lived in his St Peter’s Road flat for more than 20 years, was one of the first to move in to the new properties.


He said: “The wait has been worth it. It’s been a long time coming but these flats are just out of this world. They’re warm, spacious, and the view is outstanding. I couldn’t ask for a better flat.”


The £10.6m development, carried out by Esh Property Services for Yorkshire Coast Homes and Scarborough Borough Council, is scheduled for completion in Autumn 2017.


A total of 105 high quality, traditionally built homes are being constructed, comprising of houses, flats and one bungalow. Fourteen homes will be marketed for outright sale, while the remaining 91 properties are being made available for affordable renting.

YCH tenant Les Ventress enjoys the view from his new flat. Picture: YCH

YCH tenant Les Ventress enjoys the view from his new flat. Picture: YCH


Shaun Tymon, Yorkshire Coast Homes’ chief executive, added: “To see our tenants move from the ageing and no longer suitable St Peter’s Road flats into these excellent new homes is particularly satisfying.”