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Work begins to create 120 new council homes in Nottingham

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Work is now underway for a new council housing development in Bestwood. 129 energy efficient homes will be built on land off Beckhampton Road and will be made up of one, two and three bedroom properties.

The homes will consist of houses, flats and wheelchair-accessible bungalows. They are being built on behalf of Nottingham City Council by Nottingham City Homes and Lovell Homes.

The properties will go to Nottingham households on the local council house waiting list at affordable rent, as well as being low cost to run. The site used to be home to the playfield of the former Padstow School, which closed more than a decade ago.

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After consulting with Sports England, the field was no longer required and has been released for housing. Nearly half of the site will be turned into publicly-accessible green space.

The homes will be built over two years. Cllr Toby Neal, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Human Resources at Nottingham City Council, said: “Nottingham needs a mix of all different types of housing and we believe these homes, flats and wheelchair-accessible bungalows will help to meet some of this demand in Bestwood.

“Building, warm, safe, and energy-efficient new homes, not only regenerates sites which are no longer fit for purpose, but also encourages investment, creates jobs and helps to support local supply chain businesses.



An artist impression of the new housing estate in Bestwood which will feature eco-friendly homes
An artist impression of the new housing estate in Bestwood which will feature eco-friendly homes

“We’re really proud to see the start of works to build much-needed council homes for affordable rent and it is just as important that we create green and open space, which the whole community can enjoy.”

Nick Murphy, chief executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “It’s always an exciting time when we start on-site at a new development, plus this is one of our biggest and most important new builds to date so there is a real buzz about it.

“We have listened to our residents and looked at the council house waiting list and these type of properties are the ones most in demand in Bestwood. So, by working with partners, we are hoping to meet some of that need by creating these 129 safe, warm and modern homes. We look forward to seeing these fantastic homes take shape and to see the newly created larger green spaces being used by all the community.”

Tim Mansell, Lovell Regional Operations Director, said: “It’s great to see work begin on a project that will make a tangible difference to local people in need of housing.

“Having opened an East Midlands office at the start of 2022, this scheme reflects our ability to deliver significant affordable housing developments through a dedicated team. This landmark project alongside Nottingham City Homes, who we are delighted to count as a customer, complements our growing East Midlands portfolio and demonstrates our long-term commitment to the region.”

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