Plans to build a hundred new council homes in Nottingham have been approved. The scheme is part of the new build programme “Building a Better Nottingham.”
In a bid to improve social housing across Nottingham, the city council aims to build 102 new council homes in the city. The houses will be built on Cranwell Road in Strelley and the sites of the former Q Blocks in The Meadows.
There will be 48 new family homes at the Strelley site which will be a mix of two bedroom houses, bungalows and one bedroom study apartments. The cost for the new site is nearly £5.5 million.
The Meadows will have 54 new family homes including two and three bedroom homes and bungalows. The overall cost of this development is estimated to be in excess of £6 million.
Nick Murphy, the chief executive of Nottingham Council Homes, explains the aims of the scheme:
“Our Building a Better Nottingham housing programme is helping to transform communities, creating homes and places where people want to live. As well as much needed new homes, these developments are also providing employment and apprenticeship opportunities for local people as we are keen to support local businesses wherever possible.”
The work is to be completed by Winter 2016.