Friday, 16 May 2014

Leazes Court, Barrack Road and social housing provision on Barrack Road

This is a historic plaque above one of the entrances to Leazes Court.
Leazes Court is tenement style housing owned by Newcastle City Council. It comprises small flats which are mainly for rent through the councils arms-length management organisation Your Homes Newcastle
Some people bought their homes from the council after the law was changed in the 1980s and sold them on or rent them privately to tenants.
This has also happened in Queen's Court, although not as much, as far as I know.

Queen's Court, Sutton Dwellings (now owned by housing association Affinity Sutton), and Leazes Court are the main groups of social housing on Barrack Road, in fact these 3 are where most Barrack Road residents live. These dwellings are all on the West side of the road, on the East side are Castle Leazes student halls, and Fenham Barracks.

Queen's Court, Sutton Dwellings, and Leazes Court, all have modern facilities and regular maintenance.

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