ABOUT JERICHO - PLANNING

Grantham gone

Building sold

Posted - May 14, 2011

The Council has agreed to sell Grantham House, for a sum assumed to be well above £3 million, to a private developer who will refurbish the interior to bring it up to current standards. While this will not create any social housing on the site it will generate funds that can be used to support social housing elsewhere in Jericho, possibly on the canalside site.

Did you know?

Who owns the houses?

In Jericho in 2011, only 21% of households were owner occupiers. Instead, many more people rented their homes: 58% from private landlords and 20% from ‘social’ landlords, mostly the City Council.

Where the name Jericho comes from?

The name Jericho is probably taken from the parable of the Good Samaritan. Traditionally the name was given to places where travellers who arrived after the town gates had closed at sunset could find lodgings overnight.