Mansfield roads could be closed for up to THREE years

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Roads in Mansfield could be closed for up to three years while work begins on a multi-million pound housing scheme.

Brownlow Road and Bould Street will be shut off from 22nd August, and could remain inaccessible to the public until August 2017 as the new 64-property ‘extra-care’ development gets underway.

However, this situation will be reviewed, as the three phases of the development progresses.

Chesterfield Road South can still be accessed from Broomhill Lane via Rosemary Street or Abbott Road during this period.

The road closures will have an impact on local parking and drivers are being asked to be sensitive to the needs of local residents, particularly during school drop-off and pick-up times.

Executive mayor of Mansfield, Tony Egginton, said: “We apologise for any inconvenience caused to residents and drivers throughout this period.

“The closures are necessary in order for the developers Keepmoat to work on this exciting new housing scheme.

“We will continue to monitor the situation to see if the roads can be re-opened at an earlier stage.”

Once labelled the worst street in England because of anti-social behaviour, the council began snapping up the crumbling homes on Brownlow Road in the 1990s with a long-term aim towards a major new development.

There is to be a mixture of bungalows, houses and apartments - built in the style of a village with a green and communal hub.

It will be an extension to traditional supported housing where older people with additional care needs can live as independently as possible.