Credit: Olimpia Zagnat Nottingham City Council Building

Nottingham City Council are currently on track to reach its goal of building 1000 brand new affordable houses.

The council have outlined their target of building new homes, new acquisitions and homes for the homeless, with 1049 units available to help reach this goal.

So far, 151 new council homes have been completed, with 351 houses in the process of being built, as well as planning permission granted for 24 more homes on the Oakdene site in St Ann’s.

Nottingham City Council has also converted nine upper floor flats into new affordable flats to rent and brought 162 properties from the private sector to increase the amount of council housing in the city centre.

Partners of the Housing Association have been able to provide new affordable housing in Nottingham which is available to people on the council’s housing wait list, this has been through the Homelink Partnership.

Portfolio Holder for Housing & Human Resources, Cllr Toby Neal, said: “We have made increasing the number of affordable homes available to local residents a priority and I’m pleased with the progress we’re making towards meeting our target.”

Housing Associations have built 76 new affordable homes with a further 182 homes currently being built on various sites across the city.

Homeless accommodation has increased, with 142 units of accommodation being provided across the city by the council and it’s partners, with 13 more currently in development.

Cllr Toby Neal added: “We are building good quality homes with high energy efficiency standards, giving the opportunity for more local families to choose a decent home which is so important towards ensuring good health and wellbeing.”