Work gets underway on new council homes development in Sutton

Work has got underway on a new development in Sutton which will see more than 20 council homes built.

Friday, 26th March 2021, 6:10 pm

Twenty-two properties will be built at the Davies Avenue site – including six three-bed houses, 10 two-bed homes, four two-bed apartments and two bungalows.

The site has been left derelict since the demolition of the former Sutton Town Social Club and the development is due for completion in spring 2022.

Work has also started on other Ashfield sites including five new family homes on Stoney Street and two new bungalows at The Beeches in Skegby.

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Paul Parkinson, the deputy chief executive of Ashfield District Council, and Coun Tom Hollis, the deputy leader at the Davies Street development.

Ashfield District Council says work will also soon begin on two bungalows at The Poplars in Sutton.

Similar schemes are planned for Hucknall.

Coun Tom Hollis, the council’s portfolio holder for housing, said: “It’s vital that we add to our housing stock in Ashfield so that we can continue to provide good quality affordable homes for our residents. That’s why we will be adding over 100 new homes to the council’s stock over the next few years.

“The variety of property types being developed at Davies Avenue and across our other sites in Sutton and Hucknall reflect the local demand. I’m extremely proud of this council’s work to bring these projects together and deliver for the people of Ashfield.”

Chris Jones, executive director of development at social housing and care organisation emh group, said: “We are particularly proud of the range of property types we have been able to deliver, going some way to addressing the range of demands of local people.”

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