Work begins on Manton Housing Development

Work begins on Manton Housing Development

The building of 90 new Council houses on a vacant site in Worksop is just a matter of months away as the next stage of the project has been unveiled.

The final elements of planning permission for the housing development off Radford Street, Manton were granted in January of this year and Derbyshire based contractor G F Tomlinson will be leading the development, which is expected to begin in early summer.

The first phase of the project will deliver Bassetlaw District Council’s very first low-carbon modular homes and forms a key part of its vision to increase its housing stock, contribute to its net zero ambitions, and encourage growth and investment in the local economy.

Cllr Steve Scotthorne, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council, said: “This project will deliver a modern, innovative and energy efficient housing scheme that improves neighbourhoods, supports local jobs and continues the Council’s ambition to increase the amount of Council Housing in our district.

“Work on this exciting first phase is expected to begin in June and I am looking forward to seeing how this project grows over the coming months. This is the Council’s first modular home development, which will provide future residents with well insulated and energy efficient homes that are powered by low carbon energy.

“We are delighted to be working with G F Tomlinson who have a fantastic track record of delivering projects like this one.”

The first phase of development at Radford Street will incorporate a mix of two, three and four-bed houses built over two and three storeys, as well as two-bed bungalows.

All homes will benefit from energy efficient Air Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV, and highly insulated walls, floors and roofs. In addition, electric vehicle charging points will help residents to contribute to reducing fossil fuel emissions.

It will also include the provision of a network of green and open spaces, cycle routes and places for play and socialising.

Chris Flint, Managing Director at G F Tomlinson, said: “It’s fantastic to be working with Bassetlaw District Council on this high-profile development and we look forward to starting on this low carbon modular housing scheme in Worksop, which will see 90 homes brought to the market town.

“The scheme forms a key part of the council’s vision to significantly transform the local economy, by encouraging growth and investment in the area, allowing more people to live and work in the region. We look forward to seeing the development take shape over the next few months.”

The project has been procured though the Pagabo Framework for Major Construction Works, which is a nationally recognised compliant procurement route for public sector schemes.

Future plans for the project will include seeking planning permission for a scheme of one and two-bed apartments, taking the final development up to approx. 120 homes.

Planning permission was originally granted for the site in spring 2019. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the project was delayed but further progress was made with the clearance of the site in summer 2021, following an ecology assessment, in addition to creating a new boundary fence.

Picture - Cllr Steve Scotthorne, Cabinet Member for Housing at Bassetlaw District Council, (centre) with representatives from G F Tomlinson and Bassetlaw District Council.

Last Updated on Friday, July 21, 2023