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Bolsover is the future for affordable homes

Work is underway on new homes for South Normanton which will help address the desperate need for affordable housing in the area.

Carter Lane 2 site 0004The £3.4million scheme on Carter Lane will comprise 33 homes and is the first in the area for Derbyshire-based affordable housebuilder, Futures Housing Group.

The project is being delivered in partnership with Bolsover District Council and Westleigh Developments, which will design and build the homes.

Carter Lane will feature 10 three-bedroom houses, 22 two-bedroom houses and a one-bedroom flat.

A grant of more than £700,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency is supporting the scheme.

Christine Parker, from the development project team at Futures Housing Group, said: “We’re excited about investing in South Normanton and providing a range of two and three-bedroom homes to local families.

“Both local people and Bolsover District Council recognise the need for more affordable homes, where it’s reported house prices are nearly six times the average income*.This scheme will make best use of land by rebuilding quality, affordable homes on brownfield sites.

“We’re delighted to be extending our reach for the benefit of residents in neighbouring areas to those we have traditionally covered.”

Situated near junction 28 of the M1, residents will benefit from excellent transport links and access to local amenities.

Bolsover District Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing Management, Councillor Keith Bowman, said: “We are delighted to be working with Future Housing Group to bring such a wide range of affordable housing to the area that will provide better and more suitable properties for families to rent and bring back into use an unsightly brownfield site.”

Gary Turner, Head of Investment and Partnerships at Westleigh, commented: “The Carter Lane scheme shows that we are helping to regenerate areas where there is a need for new affordable housing.

“By working in partnership with Bolsover District Council and Futures Housing Group, we are able to deliver high quality homes which meet the needs of the community. We are also providing a number of training and employment opportunities and a positive boost to the local economy.”

Work will be completed by March 2014.


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