Skip to main content
Chestnut Grove Garage Site

Council’s plan for Affordable Housing in Hucknall

At this week’s Cabinet meeting plans to build new affordable family homes in Hucknall have been given the green light.

Utilising garage sites across the town, the plans could see 15 family homes being built that would be let at affordable rent. Garage sites at Barbara Square, Hawthorne Avenue, Chestnut Grove and Chatsworth Drive are currently underused with a handful of garages across the sites occupied.

Demand for family homes in the area is high and the supply is low. During the 12 months up to 1st August 2020 only three two bedroom and 13 three bedroom Council homes in Hucknall became available to applicants on the Housing Register. Each vacancy attracted between 65 and 136 bids from interested applicants.

Cllr Tom Hollis, Cabinet Member for Housing said “There is a shortage of good quality, affordable housing across the District, and bringing 15 new homes to Hucknall would allow us to provide good quality homes to more families. These proposed garage sites are either empty or underused, and will provide a mixture of two, three and four bedroom affordable homes.
“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.