First tenants move into new council homes in Mansfield
Ten brand new affordable and energy efficient family homes in Mansfield have welcomed their first council tenants.
Work has been completed on the six two-bedroom and four three-bedroom homes and they are now fully allocated via Mansfield District Council's housing site Homefinder.
The £1.7m scheme, off Rosemary Avenue, are part of a long-term programme to build 300 affordable social housing homes in the area.New tenant Jonathan Gilkinson, 33, moved into their two-bedroom semi’ with his partner, Rose Morley, and their two-year-old daughter, Iris.He said: "I would just like to express my sincerest gratitude to Mansfield District Council for offering us one of these stunning houses and continuing to create affordable housing in the community."The property is everything we dreamed of namely, in my opinion, a very generously sized secure garden.
"This is something we so desperately wanted for our daughter, Iris, who loves the outdoors, so she can play freely and securely."It doesn't feel quite like home yet but we'll get there soon.” Mayor Andy Abrahams said: “It is marvellous news that these much-needed homes are now being lived in by local families.
"Moving into well-made modern and affordable homes like this will undoubtedly be life-changing for these tenants who will be among those with the most urgent needs on the council waiting list."We are now looking forward to moving forward with other new council housing schemes in the district to meet high energy efficiency and sustainability standards.
"There are also proposals for 22 homes as part of a regeneration of the Bellamy estate and 77 homes at the Centenary Road development with both currently being considered for planning approval."