Council’s plan for Affordable Housing in Sutton
At this this weeks Cabinet meeting plans to build new affordable family homes in Sutton have been given the green light.
Utilising the Maun Valley site, located off Leander Close, Sutton in Ashfield the plans would see 17 affordable rent homes built. The plans include 2 x two bed bungalows, 6 x two bed houses, 5 x three bed houses, and four maisonettes.
Demand for family homes in the area is high and the supply is low. During the 12 months up to 1st September 2020 vacant two bedroom Council houses in the area attracted an average of 92 bids from housing applications per property, and three bedroom houses attracted an average of 107.
Cllr Tom Hollis, Cabinet Member for Housing said
“There is a shortage of good quality, affordable housing across the District, and bringing 17 new homes to Sutton would allow us to provide good quality homes to more families.
“In the current climate the demand for social housing is increasing, with family homes rarely becoming available we want to ensure that we can offer affordable housing to as many people on the housing register as possible.”
The proposed plans will be dependent on funding being agreed from Homes England. If successful its hoped works would start in early 2021.