Plans to provide housing to ex-services personnel taking shape

Plans to provide housing to ex-services personnel taking shape

01/06/20 - Plans to provide flats for rent to ex-services personnel in Stapleford are taking shape, as part of Broxtowe Borough Council’s Housing Delivery Plan.

The Council’s Housing Committee will receive an update on the progress made when it meets virtually this week.

A planning application was submitted for the flats, which, if approved, will see five one bedroom homes built on the garage site between 71 and 83 Oakfield Road. This followed consultation with the local community.

Chair of the Housing Committee, Councillor Teresa Cullen said: “I’m very pleased with the progress made on this important scheme so far. It’s a sad reality that ex-service personnel can face many difficulties including mental health issues, which can make it hard for them to access adequate housing.

Vice-Chair, Councillor Barbara Carr added: “The Council is working with a locally based armed forces charity to ensure that should planning approval be granted, the homes will be allocated to ex-service personnel and that bespoke support is provided to the new residents.”

This is just one of the schemes we are hoping to deliver as part of our Housing Delivery Plan to meet social and affordable housing need. The plan will see a minimum of 230 homes built in the Borough over the next 10 years on land which the Council owns, including brownfield, under-utilised and derelict sites.

It also sets out plans to:

  • Buy back existing properties that were once Council homes.
  • Re-model existing under-used accommodation.
  • Work in partnership with local registered providers to build homes.
  • Deliver the Council’s own new build development.
  • Meeting the needs of an ageing population and those with conditions such as dementia.

You can download our Housing Delivery Plan at www.broxtowe.gov.uk/strategies 

For more information, contact Broxtowe Borough Council on housing@broxtowe.gov.uk or visit www.broxtowe.gov.uk/housing


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