CHESHIRE West and Chester Council and the Government will work together to secure the regeneration of Ellesmere Port Council housing and the building of more homes in the town.
Leader Mike Jones, chief executive Steve Robinson and local MP Andrew Miller met housing minister John Healey when he visited the town to talk about the council’s regeneration plans.
Cllr Jones said: “We also took the opportunity to discuss affordable homes and our determination to improve the quality of the housing stock and service to tenants.
“We are delighted that the minister is willing to engage with the council in its efforts to improve the quality of life for our tenants.”
Government Office North West sets standards for local authorities to achieve with its council housing and CWaC is working to meet those standards.
Cllr Jones added: “We will want to see what changes the Government plans to make with the Housing Revenue Accounts system and how those changes impact on our situation in Ellesmere Port.”
The council is to build more than 400 homes in 2009/10 and it anticipates a minimum of 860 affordable homes across the borough over the two year period 2010/12.
During his visit Mr Healey also inspected Ellesmere Port’s waterfront site and saw building work in progress at Rossfield, where 285 houses are being built, including 70 affordable housing units.