131-home scheme given thumbs up by planning bosses

How the homes could look

New council homes could take a step closer next week when plans go before Nottingham City Council’s planning committee for approval (Wednesday 19 August).

Planning bosses at the council have recommended the scheme gets the go-ahead.  The new council homes will be developed on a former school playing field off Beckhampton Road in Bestwood.

A total of 131 homes are proposed for the site and include 72 two-bed and 14 three-bed houses, five one-bed bungalows, five three-bed disabled access bungalows and 35 one-bed flats. All of these types of homes are in high demand in Bestwood and will go to people on the council’s waiting list.

Nottingham City Homes which is the council’s development agent and also manage the council’s housing stock, submitted a planning application for the scheme in May.

Nick Murphy, chief executive at Nottingham City Homes, said: “We’ve worked with the council to build nearly 600 new council houses in the city so far and we are committed to building even more for Nottingham people.

“There is a real need for social housing across the city. With over 9,000 local households on our waiting list, Beckhampton would provide a range of much needed genuinely affordable homes for Nottingham families if approved.”