Work ‘progressing well’ on new council houses in Chesterfield

Council chiefs say building work is ‘progressing well’ on new affordable homes in Chesterfield – with families set to be welcomed into the properties later this year.

Friday, 20th August 2021, 12:49 pm

As part of Chesterfield Borough Council’s commitment to increasing the supply of affordable properties across the area, 21 new homes are being built on the former Brockwell Court site in Loundsley Green.

Environmental improvements, including the creation of wildflower meadows and planting areas, are also included in the scheme to help boost biodiversity, support pollinators and create a better living environment.

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L-r: Councillor Chris Ludlow, cabinet member for housing, Trevor Barnett, capital projects manager - health and safety at Chesterfield Borough Council, Gary Holmes, senior contracts manager at Henry Boot Construction, Councillor Tricia Gilby, leader of the borough council, and Graham Johnson, site manager at Henry Boot. Picture by Richard Bird Photography.

Despite the challenges faced as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, the borough council’s main contractor, Henry Boot Construction, started work on site in May last year and the homes are set to be completed in late 2021.

The new development, named Badger Croft, will comprise of 10 two-bedroom houses, six three-bedroom houses, four four-bedroom houses and one three-bedroom bungalow – all of which will be added to the borough council’s housing register and let to local families.

Councillor Chris Ludlow, cabinet member for housing, said: “We’re pleased to see that works at Brockwell Court are progressing well.

“We’re committed to meeting the housing needs of local people, now and in the future, and these new properties will provide affordable, modern and accessible homes for families in our borough.

“It’s also really important that new developments in the borough take account of environmental issues – contributing to a more sustainable future for us all.

“Creating attractive places for people to live is at the heart of what we do.

“We’re really lucky to have had the support of Holmebrook Conservation and Improvement Group for a number of years, maintaining some of the land on our behalf, so we’re really pleased to see this develop even further with the help of Henry Boot.”

Tony Shaw, managing director at Henry Boot, added: “As part of our commitment to achieving net zero-carbon by 2030 we were keen to support the community through providing an enhanced conservation space which encourages sustainability, as well as being an area people can treasure and enjoy.

“It’s been a privilege to work closely with the Holmebrook Conservation and Improvement Group who have such passion and work so hard to maintain and develop these areas and we hope these improvements will be much enjoyed by all.”

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