Pair of council schemes move a step closer

How the Bestwood scheme could look

A proposed 106-home residential scheme in Bestwood is set to take a step closer when detailed plans are put before Nottingham City Council’s Executive Board next week.

The new council homes on the site of the former Eastglade School will be developed and managed by Nottingham City Homes. The development, which has been designed by Pelham Architects, will consist of 23 one-bed flats, 63 two-bed houses and 20 three-bed houses.

Plans for 36 affordable one-bedroom apartments at Southchurch Court in Clifton are also set to go before city planning chiefs at a committee meeting next Wednesday.

Nick Murphy, chief executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “NCH has been working with the council for a number of years to build hundreds of new council homes across the city.

“We are continuing this partnership with sites such as Eastglade and Clifton, where we are looking to create well-built, energy efficient, modern homes for local people on the council house waiting list.”

Councillor Linda Woodings, portfolio holder for planning, housing and heritage at Nottingham City Council, added: “With an increasing number of people on Nottingham’s council house waiting list, we have made a commitment to build or buy 1,000 council or social homes for rent over the next four years.

“Working with Nottingham City Homes and other partners, we’re transforming Nottingham’s neighbourhoods by developing a mix of much-needed properties across the whole city, from housing for families, flats for couples and single people, to bungalows and independent-living schemes.

“If approved, both Eastglade and the garage sites in Clifton could provide an opportunity to regenerate the area and create new affordable accommodation which meet the needs of Nottingham people waiting for a home.”

Subject to approval, the scheme at Bestwood is expected to be completed by spring 2023.