48-apartment scheme gets green light

How the new scheme will look

Nottingham City Homes (NCH) has been given the green light to build 48 new apartments in the St Ann’s area of the city.

The flats will go to people on the council house waiting list and will be built on the site of the former care home at Oakdene.

NCH says it expects to appoint a contractor later this year with plans to be on site in early 2021. The properties would be completed around summer 2022.

Nick Murphy, the chief executive of Nottingham City Homes, said: “This year is turning into another busy one for NCH as we strive to build even more council homes across the city. We already have planning applications for affordable housing around the city and we look forward to transforming the Oakdene site in St Ann’s, if we are given planning permission.

“Affordable flats are very much in demand and will help people living in council houses who are currently affected by the bedroom tax move somewhere more suitable, while freeing up houses for another family on the waiting list.”