25 new affordable homes for Ilkeston

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Twenty-five new affordable homes have been built in Ilkeston.

The multi-million pound development – on the former site of the Jolly Farmer pub on Skeavingtons Lane which was demolished in 2008 – has been transformed thanks to a partnership with house builder Westleigh, social housing and care provider emh group and Erewash Borough Council.

The 25 homes will be available for affordable rent through emh homes.

Gary Turner, head of investment and partnership at Westleigh, said: “We’re thrilled to have worked with our partner agencies on this important project which will help to meet the continued rise in demand for affordable housing within the area.”

Chan Kataria, emh group chief executive, said: “We are delighted that through solid partnership working we are continuing to contribute to the regeneration of Erewash as well as meeting housing needs in the community.”

Councillor Carol Hart, the borough council’s deputy leader and lead member for community engagement, added: “This is another gooddevelopment for Erewash as we continue to work with our partners on providing the best-quality affordable homes for our residents.

“It is good news for the borough that this derelict site will be turned into a quality development offering a whole range of properties to suit all needs.”

For more information about the new homes, call 0116 277 3324 or visit www.westleigh.co.uk