More new council housing coming to Hucknall
Work to build more than a dozen new council homes in Hucknall will start in May.
The plans to redevelop four garage sites at Chatsworth Drive, Chestnut Grove, Barbara Square and Hawthorne Avenue will see a total of 15 new homes
Construction at all these sites is due to commence in May.
More immediately, three brand new two-bedroom houses on the Hawkers Place development in Hucknall are due to be handed over to the council in the next few weeks and let to families on the housing register.
The project is part of a partnership between Ashfield District Council, social housing and care organisation EMH Group and Homes England and will also see new council houses being built in Sutton-in-Ashfield and Skeby, as well as Hucknall.
Coun Tom Hollis, 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’ll be adding more than 100 new homes over the next few years.
“The variety of property types being developed at 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 EMG Group, added: “We are delighted that through our strong partnership with Ashfield District Council we have been able to contribute towards meeting the housing aspirations of people in the area.
"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.”