Gleeson to build 120 affordable homes in Bircotes

Gleeson has been granted planning permission to build 120 affordable new homes in Bircotes in Bassetlaw.

The development, which will be known as Vicars Mews, will see former agricultural land located off Essex Road transformed into beautiful, and carefully designed, traditional-built quality 2, 3 and 4 bedroom semi and detached homes, all with parking and gardens.

Prices on the development are anticipated to start from £125,000, and with many first-time buyers expected to benefit from using the Government backed Help to Buy Equity Loan, these homes are expected to be highly desirable, especially amongst young couples and families.

As part of the planning consent, Gleeson will contribute sums towards primary education provision, public transport, library services and improvements to local walkways. As specified in the S106 agreement, the housebuilder will also contribute towards off-site provision of play equipment or improvements to the play facilities at Snipe Park and will also be protecting local wildlife with the planting of trees within the local area and the supplying of bird and bat boxes.

Construction at Vicars Mews is expected to begin in the New Year with the first new homes to be released for sale in March. Prospective homeowners can register their interest via the Gleeson website.

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.

Dale Gibbions, Operations Director at Gleeson said “We are excited to start work on this new well-placed development in Bircotes. We are determined to ensure that the housing market better serves young first-time buyers and families on low to middle incomes and we anticipate significant interest from local buyers who wish to remain in the area. Bircotes is a great area to live with plenty of amenities, including good schools, and excellent transport links via the A1”.