Works complete at Eastwood housing development

Construction work has now completed on 36 new homes in Eastwood as part of a £3.6 million development.

Westleigh has built 17 three-bedroom homes, 15 two-bedroom houses and four two-bedroom bungalows at Chewton Street as part of a scheme with Derwent Living and Broxtowe Borough Council.

The project attracted a £585,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency’s Affordable Housing Programme as well as investment from Derwent Living and the borough council.

Addressing the need for new housing in the area, the development’s completion comes as positive news for local people looking to find homes they can afford.

Samantha Veal, assistant director of development at Derwent Living said: “This is a really important scheme for Eastwood, as there is a very high demand for affordable housing in the area, particularly for families and these new homes will address that need.

“The development has been achieved through a close partnership between ourselves, Westleigh and Broxtowe, and is a great example of what can be achieved working together.”

Westleigh is committed to providing new affordable housing across the Midlands, with Nottingham set to gain 332 properties by the end of 2014.

Gary Turner, Head of Investment and Partnership at Westleigh, commented: “We are very pleased to have been able to provide 36 new affordable homes to a community that is in great need of them.

“By working in partnership with Derwent Living and Broxtowe Borough Council we have been able to regenerate brownfield land for the long-term benefit of local people and show what can be achieved when agencies and local authorities work together.”

Ted Czerniak, Director of Housing, Leisure & Culture at Broxtowe Borough Council said:  “Despite what you hear in the media about the lack of housing provision, this development at Chewton Street is one of 13 sites over a two year period in the council area, some small and some larger like this, which prove that with the right partners on board you can achieve great things.

“It has been a pleasure collaborating with Derwent Living and Westleigh again on this brilliant housing development which will give local people a new home for them to flourish and be happy.

“It’s not always easy to bring these opportunities to such a successful conclusion but when it does, it makes you feel that we have got it right.”