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Hucknall Tenants move into brand new council homes­

Monday 18 February

 

Families are settling into their brand new Council homes on the former Rolls Royce site in Hucknall.  

Ashfield District Council has recently added 9 new properties to its housing portfolio following pro-active work with Persimmon Homes.

One tenant, Mr Brannan was rehoused from a three-bedroom social housing property he was under occupying. The property he released has since been let through the Council’s Housing Register to a family who need it.

Mr Brannan, of Spitfire Way, said: “It’s beautiful, it’s the perfect home for me and my son, he is only four so the neighbourhood is great and the fact that there is a primary school round the corner just tops it off.

He added: “We absolutely love it here, the house is gorgeous and will be a fantastic place for my son to grow up in. I am completely over the moon with it, it’s amazing.”

Due to the land’s former associations with Rolls-Royce, some streets on the estate have been named based on the site’s history, including Spitfire Way, Hurricane Road and Airfield Way.

Councillor John Wilmott, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “We’re delighted to be adding these properties to our housing stock as, like many housing authorities, we have a large number of families on our housing waiting list. This is just the start of our programme to grow our council housing stock and provide more good quality homes for Ashfield residents.

“It was a pleasure to meet Mr Brannon and see how well he’s settling into his new home. The fact that it has also allowed for his previous property to be made available for a larger family shows the benefit of the action Ashfield District Council has taken.”