Archive by category Housing

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

Landlord fined thousands of pounds over licensing offences

A Nottingham landlord has today been fined over £25,000 after admitting 12 licencing offences. Dexter Blackstock appeared at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court where he faced charges relating to twelve unlicensed properties he owned and were required to be licensed under either Part 2 or 3 of the Housing Act. Mr Blackstock, aged 33, of Papplewick, was […]

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A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

A year of improving housing standards for private tenants

Ascheme to help tackle problems in the private rented sector has reached its milestone first birthday. Nottingham City Council introduced a new housing licensing scheme for most houses in Nottingham to help tackle problems such as antisocial behaviour, crime, poor property conditions and deprivation. This runs alongside the other housing licensing schemes operating for houses […]

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£6 million pound retirement home set to open in Sherwood, Nottingham

£6 million pound retirement home set to open in Sherwood, Nottingham

Nottingham City Council and Nottingham City Homes are set to celebrate the opening of a brand new extra care centre in Sherwood – which is the latest addition to the city’s ‘Building a Better Nottingham’ council housing programme. Situated in the beautiful grounds of Woodthorpe Grange Park close to the popular shopping areas of Sherwood […]

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Landlord fined £5,000 for overcrowding at Nottingham property

Landlord fined £5,000 for overcrowding at Nottingham property

A Nottingham landlord has been fined almost £5,000 after admitting having too many people living in a rented property. Matteo Mariano, aged 53, of Ranmoor Road, Gedling, plead guilty at Nottingham Magistrates’ Court to breaching a prohibition order requiring him to limit the number of occupants to two or fewer. Officers from Nottingham City Council’s […]

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Nottingham hosts national planning conference as city’s growth accelerates

Nottingham hosts national planning conference as city’s growth accelerates

Planning officers from around the country are converging on Nottingham this week and will hear how the current explosion of development in the city is being managed. Nottingham is hosting the annual conference of the Planning Officers Society at a time when billions of pounds of development is underway in the city. It also coincides […]

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Aspirations for new Waterside neighbourhood set to take a step closer

Aspirations for new Waterside neighbourhood set to take a step closer

Nottingham City Council is due to take an important step towards its vision for a new neighbourhood along the banks of the River Trent next week, as the city’s Waterside Supplementary Planning Document (SPD) goes to Executive Board for adoption. The SPD, which went to consultation in October last year, sets out the city’s vision […]

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Landmark decision for Nottingham as plans to transform Island Site approved

Landmark decision for Nottingham as plans to transform Island Site approved

Nottingham is on the cusp of creating “possibly the biggest regeneration scheme in the UK” as outline plans to transform the high-profile 40-acre former Boots Island site have been approved today (17 April) by Nottingham City Council’s planning committee. Conygar Investment Company PLC intends to transform the site, which has laid derelict for many years, […]

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