A Government Minister yesterday praised a regeneration scheme which has helped to transform parts of Birmingham and the Black Country.
Baroness Kay Andrews, Minister for Housing and Regeneration, was speaking on a visit to a project managed by Urban Living, the Birmingham and Sandwell Housing Market Renewal Pathfinder. The Minister saw the
£1.2 million Link Road-Summerfield Crescent scheme, which involves an extensive renovation of 14 Victorian properties in Link Road, Edgbaston.
"It is great to come to Birmingham to see how the pathfinder is getting on and to hear about the improvements it is making to people's lives," said Baroness Andrews, who works within the Office of Deputy Prime Minister."
The Government-funded Urban Living represents about 150,000 people living in West Bromwich and northwest Birmingham.
It helps to spearhead redevelopment of neighbourhoods where problems of low-demand housing are most acute.
Baroness Andrews also visited Urban Choice in Handsworth, which provides an estate agent-style lettings service.