Thinking about... Improving Our Housing

There are many advantages to living close to the Town Centre in Worksop. With easy access to shops and services, the river and canal, and public transport, the Town Centre is a great place to live - but there is room for improvement if this is to be an aspirational location.

The Council owns and manages a significant number of homes close to the Town Centre in the Sandhill and Sandy Lane areas and there are opportunities to improve the quality of the public spaces and in some cases the homes in their own right. This could be achieved in a similar way to the Council’s proposals for Radford Street in the Worksop suburbs of Manton.

Radford Street

Radford Street, Worksop

There are many advantages to living close to the Town Centre in Worksop. With easy access to shops and services, the river and canal, and public transport, the Town Centre is a great place to live - but there is room for improvement if this is to be an aspirational location.

The Council owns and manages a significant number of homes close to the Town Centre in the Sandhill and Sandy Lane areas and there are opportunities to improve the quality of the public spaces and in some cases the homes in their own right. This could be achieved in a similar way to the Council’s proposals for Radford Street in the Worksop suburbs of Manton.

Before and after external wall insulation - Mauer Limited

There are a number of sites in and around the Town Centre that would be suitable for new residential development. Designed to the highest standards of energy efficiency and providing gardens and new public spaces, these homes would be attractive to families and would help to support the Town Centre as a hub for the new and existing communities. Well-connected and accessible, the new housing should be integrated with the existing homes in the area, ensuring that the benefits of the new development are shared.

Good examples of new, sustainable housing include the award-winning Goldsmith Street in Norwich which balances an appropriate density whilst also providing gardens and public spaces. These homes are highly energy efficient and the running costs are low, whilst also helping to reduce carbon emissions.

Elsewhere, high-quality waterside living, such as the Malings in Ouseburn, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, are being developed and ensure that all residents benefit from a central location and private spaces, transforming perceptions of what town and city centre living can be like.


Last Updated on Friday, February 19, 2021