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Cllr Matt Relf with Cllr Andy Meakin outside new homes on Charlotte Gardens

New Council homes completed

This week 25 new Council homes have been completed and officially handed over to Ashfield District Council.  

Five two and three-bedroom homes have been built on a former garage site on Spruce Grove, Kirkby. These join three homes recently completed on another garage site on neighbouring Darley Avenue.

A further 20 homes, made up of six two-bedroom homes, six three-bedroom homes, four one-bedroom flats, and four two-bedroom flats, have been completed on Charlotte Gardens in Sutton.

As part of the Council’s commitment to lowering our carbon emissions, all eight homes across Darley Avenue and Spruce Grove benefit from solar panels built into the roof and electric car charging columns.

In 2019 the Council pledged to build 100 new Council homes by 2023, and this target has been exceeded with 108 homes being built. Now the Council has announced the new target of building 200 more Council homes over the next four years.

The Council’s remaining development of 34 homes on Warwick Close, Kirkby, is well underway and should be completed in early 2024.

Cllr Tom Hollis, Executive Lead for Strategic Housing and Climate Change, said

“As a Council we are incredibly proud to be building quality housing for tenants at a time when waiting lists are growing. It is important to the Council that the homes built are future-proof and kinder to the planet which is why the homes on Darley Avenue and Spruce Grove feature energy efficiency measures as well as being wildlife friendly with wildflower patches, integral bat boxes, and hedgehog holes in the fences.
“We are constantly looking for new appropriate sites to build more social housing so keep an eye on our channels as we announce upcoming developments.”