Derby City Council is set to purchase 20 new homes in the Hackwood Farm development, Mickleover, in its bid to provide additional adapted and accessible homes in the city.

The Hackwood Farm development, being built by Redrow Homes and Miller Homes straddles the South Derbyshire / Derby border, and will deliver 700 new homes, with over 400 of those in Derby.

The purchased homes will vary from townhouses to flats, with the make-up consisting of 10 two bedroom houses, eight two bedroom bungalows, and two one bedroom flats. Of these, 18 are adapted for wheelchair users.

Of those, 74 will be affordable homes, in line with section 106 requirements. In addition the Council will purchase an additional 20 from Miller Homes.

The properties will be managed by the Council’s housing company, Derby Homes, adding to the Council’s affordable homes portfolio.

At the end of September 2017, there were over 1,600 active applicants on the housing register (registered users who had made a bid on a property within the last 12 months).

Councillor Roy Webb, Cabinet Member for Adults, Health and Housing said:

“The provision of new and affordable homes remains national issue, and one that we of course are committed to improving.

“We will continue to work with our partners – Housing Association partners as well as Derby Homes – to deliver as many as possible, whilst also working to encourage developers to build new homes in and around the city.”

All properties will include designated or in curtilage parking, and have excellent access to local shops, schools and public transport.

This is subject to Cabinet approval next Wednesday (13th June).