One of the latest residents to move in to the Beckhampton development in Bestwood has been waiting for a new home since before her son was born.
“I joined the waiting list when I was pregnant with him”, says Chloe, who along with her son has been living with family while waiting for a home to become available. “He’s five now, and our home is perfect for us.
“It’s modern and spacious, and the kitchen is really nice. I also love that it’s new – no-one has lived here before us. And the garden is massive, which will be great for my little boy.”
Chloe and her son are just one of 14 new households moving into the latest council homes to be completed as part of the Building a Better Nottingham programme and let at affordable rents to local families in housing need.
The homes are energy efficient and low cost to run, meaning they also contribute to Nottingham’s carbon-neutral ambitions.
Councillor Jay Hayes, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Ward Councillor for Bestwood, said:
“We believe these homes, and the people moving into them, will form the basis of new communities in Bestwood.
“Building warm, safe, and energy-efficient new homes not only encourages
investment and creates jobs, it also helps create thriving neighbourhoods for Nottingham families to enjoy.”
Beth Bundonis, regional managing director for Lovell Partnerships in the East Midlands, said: “It’s stories like Chloe’s that remind us that bringing a new development to an area is much more than just building houses – it’s creating homes for real people, building communities and making a real difference.
“We’re so pleased to see Chloe and her son move into their new home and look forward to seeing more families doing the same before the end of the year.”
It’s estimated that a further 90 families will move into new homes in Bestwood before Christmas.
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