First glimpse of Mansfield’s Brownlow Road development

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Residents have been offered their first glimpse of the new housing development that is set to transform Brownlow Road in Mansfield.

The computer-generated artists’ impression released by Mansfield District Council show the 64 properties - a mixture of bungalows, houses and apartments - built in the style of a village with a green and communal hub.

The development is known as an extra care scheme, which is an extension to traditional supported housing where older people with additional care needs can live as independently as possible with the reassurance that care staff are on-site 24 hours a day.

Mayor of Mansfield, Tony Egginton, said: “This scheme is exciting on many levels as it meets three of the council’s key aims which are to regenerate the district, provide decent homes and support our most vulnerable people.

“We are always working to improve the lives of people in the district and this project gives us a great opportunity to develop a range of specially adapted properties, which will cater for elderly residents.

“We are also keen to regenerate and make use of land that is available to develop.

“This new housing development will re-vamp the street and the surrounding area and be somewhere that we can be proud to say is in Mansfield.”

Brownlow Road was once a hotspot for anti-social behaviour and crime, and even dubbed ‘the worst street in England’.

But the homes were eventually snapped up by Mansfield District Council and demolished.

Coun Muriel Weisz, of Nottinghamshire County Council, said: “The plans really bring the scheme to life and it’s such a transformation when you compare it to what the site looked like a few years ago.”