Ashfield District Council is adding nine new properties to its housing stock following pro-active work with Persimmon Homes.
The Council will be taking hand over of three newly built properties at Hawkers Place in Hucknall at the end of July before a further six are handed over in late August.
Located at Hawkers Place in Hucknall, the nine family units will be added to the Council’s social housing portfolio.
Due to the land’s former associations with Rolls-Royce, some streets on the estate have been named appropriately, including Spitfire Way, Hurricane Road and Airfield Way.
Councillor John Wilmott, Cabinet Member for Social and Council Housing, said “We’re very happy to be adding these properties to our housing stock as we, like many housing authorities, have a large amount of people on the housing waiting list.
“This is a great opportunity for us to work with housing developers such as Persimmons to provide housing for those who really need it.”
Deputy Chief Executive Paul Parkinson added that “Ashfield has waited a long time to see brand new family accommodation added to its social housing stock; we have more families than ever on our waiting list and these properties mark the start of a programme to build and acquire even more properties for our residents”
The properties are a welcome addition to the Council housing stock and will be let under a revised lettings policy which will create a long term benefit to the area, and ensure we maintain a balanced and sustainable community.
Chris Beadle, Contracts Manager for Persimmon Homes said, “Persimmon are happy to be working in partnership with Ashfield District Council and we are delighted to be providing these homes for this area in particular due to the history of the site.
“The development proudly stands on the former Rolls-Royce site and we are proud to not only create accommodation for local people but also create local jobs in Hucknall.”