Work has started on a new homes development on the edge of Mooracre Lane and Rotherham Road in Bolsover, Derbyshire that will bring 212 family homes to the area.
The development, named Hedgerows, is situated across from the highly regarded Bolsover Academy and offers close commuter links to Clowne and to the M1, with Sheffield, Chesterfield and Nottingham all within half an hour of the site.
Shaun Fielding, Regional Managing Director for Keepmoat Homes in the Midlands, said:
“We want to bring a thriving new neighbourhood to Bolsover. The homes at Hedgerows will be detached, semi-detached and terraced and from two to five bedrooms, making them ideal for families and suitable for a range of budgets.
“The site is on the edge of beautiful countryside and we are making sure the development is in keeping with this by ensuring that the design has included a number of open green spaces.”
Of the homes 193 will be available for private sale. Keepmoat is also working in partnership with Bolsover City Council to provide 13 homes for affordable rent and with Heylo to offer six homes for shared ownership.
A show home is due to open on the site this Autumn, ahead of properties becoming available at the end of the year.
“We’re working closely with Bolsover Council so we can ensure the development has a really positive impact on the area, bringing growth but also supporting the existing facilities,” said Shaun.
“This includes the provision of almost £520,000 just for education contributions, with a further £130,000 for transport contributions plus £53,000 of funding for Bolsover Academy for additional places.”
Work on Hedgerows will create a safer access route to Rotherham Road from Bolsover centre, with a new through road from Mooracre Lane to Rotherham Road and the inclusion of a speed bump as a traffic calming measure at the entrance of the development.
Keepmoat has also already started working with Bolsover Academy by holding health and safety talks and will soon be running a competition with students from year seven where they will be asked to design their ‘dream home’.