More council homes are set to be built across Nuneaton and Bedworth in a bid to ease the ever-growing waiting list.
Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council has, unlike many other authorities across the country, been forging ahead with plans to build more council homes.
As a result, it has been awarded what is known as full Investment Partner status by Homes England, a public body sponsored by the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government.
With the title comes a grant of £120,000, which the council is using to build more affordable homes, including a new project in Bedworth.
New council homes in Bedworth
The council’s latest build programme is at Ashington Road, Bedworth, where there will be four new two-bedroom homes.
New modern methods of construction are being piloted which means they will be ready for occupation far faster than traditional brick build, helping the council to meet the notoriously high level of demand for affordable rented housing across the two towns.
Councillor Dennis Harvey, Town Hall leader, said: “This is fantastic news – it is a real vote of confidence in our experience and ability as a housing developer; few local authorities have been awarded full Investment Partner status by Homes England so this is a really significant achievement.
“The assessment team were really impressed by our strong track record in the delivery of new housing and in the quality of the recent programmes at Abbey Street and Kings View.
“Full Investment Partner status means that we’re considered to be a safe pair of hands in building houses and as such, we have been given certain privileges and better access to grant funding.
“This allows us to better serve our residents by meeting the demand for good quality affordable new rental homes within the borough.”
Source: Coventry Telegraph