New affordable homes for Council

New affordable homes for Council

Bassetlaw District Council has added a collection of seven brand-new homes to its housing stock that will provide much needed affordable housing for local people.

The new homes, which include four one-bed town houses, one two-bed town house, and two three-bed town houses, are located on Rippon Homes’ Worksop development ‘The Burrows at The Edge’, close to Thievesdale.

All of the properties will be let at 80% of market rent, in line with the Council’s Allocations Policy, and will help to supply the growing demand for social housing in Bassetlaw.

Cllr Jonathan Slater, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estates at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “We are always looking to improve, modernise and add to our housing stock, and these properties will be a fantastic addition to the homes we already offer across the district.

“We face a growing demand for one, two and three bedroomed properties and these new homes will help to satisfy this demand. The build quality and layout of these homes are also of a high quality and we hope that our new tenants will enjoy living in their new homes.”

As part of the 40 homes built by Rippon Homes in phase one of this development, seven homes were set aside for use as social housing, as per the terms of the planning application.

Julie Johnson, Director of sales and marketing at Rippon Homes, said: “We are delighted to work with Bassetlaw District Council and add some of our brand new sustainable homes to its housing stock.

“We would like to welcome prospective residents to this desirable new community on the edge of Worksop and look forward to working with the Council on future projects.”

The Council has purchased the homes through Section 106 funding, also known as ‘developer contributions’. These are funds sought by the Council through the planning process and contribute to the costs of providing new community facilities and infrastructure, as a direct result of development in the area.

Pictured, from left to right are: Dave Milner – Site Manager for Rippon Homes, Cllr Jonathan Slater – Cabinet Member for Housing and Estates at Bassetlaw District Council, Alison Craig – Head of Housing at Bassetlaw District Council.

Last Updated on Thursday, August 31, 2023