- Orchard Park Estate
Orchard Park Estate
Housing on the estate
Orchard Park Estate shown within the East Riding of Yorkshire
OS grid reference Unitary authority Kingston upon Hull Ceremonial county East Riding of Yorkshire Region Yorkshire and the Humber Country England Sovereign state United Kingdom Post town HULL Postcode district HU6 Dialling code 01482 Police Humberside Fire Humberside Ambulance Yorkshire EU Parliament Yorkshire and the Humber UK Parliament Kingston upon Hull North List of places: UK • England • Yorkshire
There were a number of primary schools in the area, but several of them were closed and merged with other schools. Current primary schools in the area include Thorpepark Primary, and The Parks Primary. Sir Henry Cooper School is the only senior school in the area.
In 2008, Hull City Council approved a bid for funding under the Housing PFI programme, titled "The Transformation of Orchard Park – Shaping the Place, Creating a Fruitful Future". This was approved by Housing Minister John Healey in July 2009, with an allocation of £156 million for council housing build and maintenance over the PFI period. However, in November 2010 the Government cancelled all "pipeline" Housing PFI initiatives, including Orchard Park.
Despite the cancellation of the Housing PFI, some renewal projects will still be completed: the Orchard Centre, a new shopping centre, an Extra Care housing complex and the Northern Academy. High rise housing blocks that do not meet the Decent Homes Standard will be demolished.
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