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The new affordable homes being built on former coal yard

Work has started on affordable homes at a multi-million pound housing development on the edge of Coventry.

The new £3.9 million development of 21 affordable homes is being created in Ryton-on-Dunsmore.

The site, just off High Street in Ryton, was formerly a coal yard and has appropriately been named the Old Coal Yard.

The properties being built are be a mix of two and three-bedroom homes.

Some will be available under shared ownership schemed, while others will be offered on an affordable rent basis.

The development is set for completion in spring 2020, with the homes themselves constructed using an off-site manufactured timber-frame system.

Providing much-needed affordable homes

The brownfield site development is being built by the Deeley Group, in partnership with Waterloo Housing Group, Rugby Borough Council and Homes England.

Cllr Emma Crane, Rugby Borough Council portfolio holder for communities and homes, said: “Working with our partners, we aim to increase both the number and choice of properties available in the borough while supporting sustainable development.

“The development of the Old Coal Yard in Ryton-on-Dunsmore supports this vision, bringing a brownfield site back into use by building a range of affordable new homes for rent and shared ownership.”

Peter Deeley, managing director of the Deeley Group, said: “We are very pleased to be working with such great partners in delivering much-needed affordable homes for the area.

“We are bringing into use a brownfield site and giving it new purpose as homes for the local community.

“It is a great example of how we can identify a site, work with partners to develop a scheme that’s right for the area, and then, through our construction division, deliver the development.

“This is an area of the market we know very well, having created several schemes of affordable homes over recent years, and we know just what it means to the people who will build their lives in these homes.”

Neil Adie, development director (east) for Waterloo Housing Group, said: “Waterloo Housing Group is pleased to be working in partnership with Rugby Borough Council, Homes England and Deeley Group to provide much need affordable rented housing for local people and to help others into home ownership through the shared ownership initiative.”

By Enda Mullen

Source: Coventry Telegraph

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More new homes still needed across Nottinghamshire

The Housing Minister has said all areas of the country have to play a part in the Government’s ambition to build 300,000 new homes in the next few years.

Robert Jenrick, who is the minister for housing, communities and local government, said the Government was putting huge amounts of energy and resources into helping deliver the target.

It comes after it was revealed that Broxtowe and Gedling borough councils were missing ambitious house-building targets set by the Government, and may have stringent sanctions imposed on them if the rates don’t improve.

However both councils have given permission for more than enough houses to meet its target.

Both have now drawn up action plans for how to improve the rates of new homes being built.

Asked about the situation, Mr Jenrick – who is also the Conservative MP for Newark, said: “I’m aware of the difficulties both councils are facing, we are working closely with them to build additional homes, in the right places that can command the support of local residents.”

Mr Jenrick went on to talkabout the East Midlands Development Corporation, a high-level group of businesses, local authorities and financiers which is aiming to regenerate the around in Broxtowe around where the Toton HS2 station will be.

“My department is at the heart of the development corporation proposal for Toton.

“We’ve provided £2 million seed capital to bring the partners together for what I think is a very exciting economic development and housing proposition there.

“Both as someone who was at the heart of that idea when it was first conceived, and now as secretary of state, I’m absolutely committed to seeing that through.

“That will both bring thousands of high-quality jobs to Broxtowe and to the south of the city but also thousands of new homes as well.

“So in the long term making a success of Toton will help us meet our housing target in Broxtowe.

“But I do think every part of the country needs to play its part in terms of the homes built. We know the housing market is very difficult for young people and families and my mission as Secretary of State is to share the dream of home ownership with a next generation and to build very significantly more homes.

“I do believe public attitudes are changing, people understand that new homes need to be built, they see their grandchildren and children struggling to get on the housing ladder, and I want to ensure we build those homes and help people get on the housing ladder.”

Mr Jenrick was speaking during a visit to 21 newly-built homes on Perry Road, in Sherwood, Nottingham.

Rather than conventional building, developers Waters Homes used a pioneering technique known as structurally insulated panels to construct the main ‘bones’ of the house.

This involved dropping 14 large panels into place, and meant the houses could be built about twice as quickly as with traditional homes.

The front of the houses are then finished with brick for aesthetic reasons.

They are built on a former warehouse which had been derelict for several years.

The development was helped by Homes England, a government agency designed to speed up housebuilding.

They bought the original plot, then sold it to Waters Home with a £1 million loan to help get the project under way.

The scheme was so successful – with all the homes now being sold – that the loan was paid back in full eight months ahead of schedule.

Source: West Bridgford Wire

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Plans proposed for new affordable homes in Bearsden

East Dunbartonshire Council has unveiled proposals to demolish properties at Nithsdale Crescent in Bearsden to make way for new affordable homes.

The draft proposals set out plans for a mix of 26 new homes including large family homes with private gardens and smaller apartments.

These were developed following a 2017 feasibility study which considered four options for the redevelopment of the current flats, surrounding open spaces, and car parking areas in council ownership.

Councillor Billy Hendry, convener of the place, neighbourhood and corporate assets committee, said: “These proposals represent a great opportunity to transform this site and help meet the high demand for larger affordable housing in the area.

“Over the years, the Housing Service has regularly received complaints from tenants and residents about the site and instances of anti-social behaviour.

“The current open layout of the landscape around the blocks in part exacerbates these problems and we now have a chance to regenerate this area of Bearsden and offer local families high-quality housing in an attractive environment.

“I would encourage everyone who is directly affected by the new development to get in touch and make their views known.”

The council is also inviting everyone to a drop-in event at Bearsden HUB on Monday 12 August to discuss the new-build proposals.

Source: Scottish Housing News

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Number of new homes registrations rises to highest for 12 years

The number of new homes registered by developers is at the highest for 12 years, with the growth being driven by the private rental market.

The NHBC said that in the second quarter of this year, 43,438 new homes were registered, up 12% on the same three months last year, and the highest number since the last quarter of 2007 when 43,525 new homes were registered.

Of the total for the quarter, 29,993 registrations were for private sector homes, up 14% on the second quarter of last year. Affordable and rental sector registrations rose 7% to 13,445.

There was growth in eight out of ten UK regions, notably in London and the north-west, but with a 34% fall in Yorkshire & Humberside.

NHBC boss Steve Wood said: “It is great to see this sign of confidence in new-build housing and that the positive start to the year has continued into the summer.

“The combination of the growing private rental sector and ongoing investment into the UK market is helping to boost new home registrations.”

By ROSALIND RENSHAW

Source: Property Industry Eye