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|
|Sovereign state||United Kingdom|
|EU Parliament||Yorkshire and the Humber|
|UK Parliament||Kingston upon Hull North|
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 was the only senior school. It was largely closed for the school year beginning in September with pupils transferring to the newly build Ferens Academy approximately 1 kilometre to the east on Hall Road. 
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. Further High rise housing blocks which do not meet the Decent Homes Standard will be demolished.
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