Houses under construction

Over 100 new council homes move a step closer for Nottingham site

One of Nottingham’s biggest council housing developments has taken another big step forward as Nottingham City Homes has appointed a construction delivery partner.

Planning permission to build up to 130 council homes in Bestwood was granted last year.

The homes, which consist of two and three bedroom houses, bungalows and flats, which are all in high demand from local families in the Bestwood area, will be built on land off Beckhampton Road.

Following a tender process, a national house builder has been awarded the contract for one of the biggest Building a Better Nottingham developments in the city.  

Once built, they will be owned by Nottingham City Council and managed on their behalf by Nottingham City Homes, an arms-length management organisation of the authority.

They will be let to households on the council house waiting list at affordable rents.

The site used to be a playing field for the former Padstow School, which closed more than a decade ago, but after consulting with Sports England, the field is no longer required for its former use and has been released for housing.

However, around 50% of the site will be kept and improved for publicly accessible green open space.

The plan is to start on site later this year.

Commenting, Nottingham City Council’s Portfolio Holder for Planning, Housing and Heritage, Councillor Linda Woodings said:

“Nottingham needs a mix of all different types of housing, from homes for families, flats for couples and single people, to bungalows.

“Working with Nottingham City Homes and partners, we’ve been transforming unused sites like the one in Bestwood into new council homes for affordable rent for those people most in need.

“Building social homes, not only helps to address Nottingham’s housing need, but also encourages investment, creates jobs and helps to support local supply chain businesses, which will be increasingly important as the city recovers from Covid-19.”

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