First Bricks laid on new affordable housing development


Work has begun on a much needed affordable housing scheme in Edwinstowe, following a ceremonial brick laying event on site in November.


Earlier this year, Newark and Sherwood Homes purchased the land in Edwinstowe for the construction of affordable properties, also marking the first new build development delivered by the housing provider.


Newark and Sherwood Homes’ chair Lynn Clayton, said: “We are delighted to have marked this exciting milestone for this project during the brick laying ceremony, where we were joined by our board members and the team at Woodhead.


“This is a very much needed scheme, which will create affordable living where there is currently a shortage, as house prices and private rent values continue to increase. These four new properties will be a positive asset to the local community and we cannot wait to see them reach completion.”


Craig Pygall, construction director at Woodhead, said: “We’re delighted to again be working with Newark and Sherwood Homes to deliver affordable homes where they are most needed.


“It’s fantastic to be working on a site so close to our head office at Edwinstowe. We always aim to source our labour and materials from supply chain partners based as close to the site as possible, ensuring the work we do not only benefits those we are building for, but the local community and economy too.”


The four properties being developed will be available on an affordable rent basis and let to local people in spring 2016.