Last Wednesday saw a visit to the village of Bamford (and not the slightly closer other side of the school field Bamford) to celebrate with staff from High Peak Community Housing and residents 8 new houses for rent in Bamford.
The two and three bedroom houses have been built by Nottingham Community Housing Association (NCHA) on land previously owned by the council in a similar way to the houses near the Centurion, and again in a similar way, there is a local lettings requirement in place to ensure that the homes go to people with a strong local connection to the area.
They new homes have been built with energy efficiency in mind and incorporate the Code for Sustainable Homes level three and full Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) design standards. The houses have solar panels fitted to their roofs assisting in providing hot water and heating.
The 8 homes will help to make inroads into tackling housing need in the area, helping to ensure sustainable communities with people living, working and spending locally, and as an added benefit the homes will be managed locally as well.
The visit also happened to coincide with brown / green bin day in Bamford, and it was great to see the number of local’s actively taking part in the new arrangements.