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Gleeson approved to build 81 new affordable quality homes, for local people in Blidworth

Sheffield based housebuilder Gleeson has this week been granted full planning permission to build 81 much needed new homes in Blidworth, near Mansfield.

The development, which will be known as The Green, will see the former agricultural land transformed into beautiful, and carefully designed, traditional-built quality 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes, as well as several bungalows, all with parking and gardens.

Prices on the development are anticipated to start from £130,000, and with many customers expected to benefit from using the Government backed Help to Buy equity loan or the Home Reach part buy – part rent scheme, these homes are expected to be highly desirable, especially amongst first time buyers and young families.

Following the approval of the planning application, Gleeson will contribute £235,000 towards local community and library facilities, health services and local bus stop improvements. The developer has also ensured that the new scheme includes public open space and the installation of a new play area for local children.

Construction at The Green is imminent with the first new homes to be released for sale in late-Spring 2021.

Gleeson build homes that are genuinely affordable, providing customers with the opportunity for wealth creation through home ownership. 86% of Gleeson’s customers are first time buyers, with three out of four of all buyers being under 35. A typical owner of a 3 bedroom Gleeson home pays, on average, £75 per week in mortgage repayments with Help to Buy versus the £135 per week paid by those in rental properties.

Gleeson is seeking local labour and sub-contractors to work on these exciting new homes, including applications from local young people who are interested in joining the Gleeson apprenticeship scheme.

Allen Marshall, Operations Director at Gleeson said “We are delighted to have been given consent to build on this versatile and well-placed land in Blidworth. Blidworth is a great area, with plenty of amenities on our new development’s doorstep, including good schools, local stores and a leisure centre”.

“We are determined to ensure that the housing market better serves young first time buyers and families on low to medium incomes. We anticipate that many people from the local area will be interested in The Green and also expect that the majority of personnel on site will be made up of local labour and contractors."