Norfolk Street, Stoke on Trent

J. Harper & Sons are pleased to be working with Stoke City Council on a £3 Million scheme for the transformation of a former pottery site, that has been derelict for more than a decade. We will provide 20 one-bedroom apartments and eight family houses at the former pottery site off Norfolk Street, in Shelton.

Work will begin on site this summer and the first residents will be able to move into their new homes in late summer next year.

Councillor Randy Conteh, cabinet member for housing, said: “It’s fantastic news that we will very soon see this development taking shape.

“By bringing vacant sites back into use, we are showing that the city is growing and the development potential is being realised.”

Mike Harvey, commercial director for J Harper and Sons, said: “The properties have been designed to meet new housing standards, with a commitment to high-quality and sustainability. The project will be delivered using local sub-contact and supply chain resources, thus further contributing to the local economy.”

Residents are also pleased to see the derelict land being redeveloped.

Twenty-year-old Nakkisha Bailey, from Shelton, said: “It’s good to put homes there. At the moment, it’s just a waste of land. I see people litter or throw a bit of rubbish like cigarettes. Having people living there will be much better instead.”