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Building work starts on much-needed social housing

Published on Wednesday, 5th April 2023

Byford Street breaking ground
Cllr Clare Golby, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities (centre), Dawn Dawson (left) and Alistair Weir (right)

Today the Council broke ground on developing much-needed social housing in Nuneaton.

The site at Byford Street will comprise a total of 12 two, three and four-bedroom homes which will offer affordable and modern living spaces.

Built by established house builder Jeakins Weir, the environmentally friendly homes are being supplied with hydrogen-ready boilers, rainwater butts, solar panels and electric vehicle charging points to help with energy costs and ensure sustainability.

Special bricks are also being installed within the homes themselves to encourage wildlife such as bats and birds to nest in the area.

Managing Director of Jeakins Weir, Alistair Weir, said:

“We are very pleased to be working with Nuneaton and Bedworth Council on this well-designed housing project. We look forward to working closely with the Council and with neighbours in delivering high quality homes for the local community.”

The self-contained development ensures security for existing residents who have been consulted to ensure it is in keeping with their needs. Financial support was provided by Homes England to fund the project.

Deborah Casey, Head of Affordable Housing Growth at Homes England, said:

“We are pleased to support the development of high-quality homes using affordable housing grant. We are delighted that this funding will enable much needed new homes in Nuneaton.”

Cllr Clare Golby, Deputy Leader and Portfolio Holder for Housing and Communities, added:

“The need for social housing around the borough is high. With this development, we aim to provide quality homes that are cheap to run, sustainable and environmentally friendly.

“I look forward to seeing the development work taking place and welcoming families to this wonderful new neighbourhood.”

The houses should be finalised around January 2024.