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Three councillors stand in front of a building site on Darley Avenue. Kirkby

New Council Housing for disused garage sites gets started

Work has started on the latest new Council homes following the demolition of old garages in Kirkby.

The plans include eight new homes across two sites; three two-bedroom homes on the Council owned garage site on Darley Avenue, Kirkby, and five two and three-bedroom homes on Spruce Grove, Kirkby.

These eight family homes will add to the Council’s growing housing portfolio. In the past year over 51 new Council homes have been built and another 62 are planned. These include 15 family homes on derelict garage sites in Hucknall on Barbara Square, Hawthorne Avenue, Chatsworth Drive, and Chestnut Grove.  

In Sutton, 31 Council homes have been built including five new townhouses on Stoney Street, a mixture of 22 houses and apartments on Froghopper Lane, off Davies Avenue, and four bungalows on The Poplars and The Beeches. Ground has been broken on Charlotte Gardens, off Midland Road, which will welcome 20 new homes in 2023.  

Cllr Andy Meakin, Ward Councillor for Abbey Hill, said:

“It is fantastic that work has started at these two disused sites in Kirkby. We are pleased to be able to provide high quality, affordable housing for residents in Ashfield.
“The Council has plans to build over 100 new Council houses over the next few years and we have made excellent progress with this in the space of a year. We have completed 46 houses so far. This number will continue to rise as we hand over even more quality housing in the coming months”