Millions of pounds of investment has been secured for a run-down area of Hull after years of campaigning by residents.

Hull City Council has been awarded £8 million of Government money which, together with funding from the council and Keepmoat homes, will be used to build around 1500 eco-efficient homes in the Hawthorn Avenue area of the city. 200 homes will be demolished.

A total of £135 million will be invested in the area over the next 13 years.

Cllr John Black is responsible for housing at Hull City Council.

The money will come from various sources:

  • £9m from the Council

  • £8m from the Government's Regional Growth Fund

  • £118m will come from Keepmoat to build new homes.

The money will create:

  • 39 private sector jobs

  • 95 private sector apprenticeships

  • 1,475 new and refurbished eco-efficient homes

  • Growth and competitiveness in the local construction sector

  • Investment in housing