New homes on way for Derker
Reporter: Andrew Rudkin
Date online: 03 January 2013
A DESOLATE area of Derker is finally getting a housing boost with work on 165 new homes set to begin later this month.
Construction of affordable family homes will finally mean regeneration for the London Road neighbourhood, which had plans stalled following the end of Housing Market Renewal (HMR) funding.
Many homes and businesses on the site were cleared eight years ago. But plans were put on ice in March 2011.
A mix of two, three and four-bedroom properties will be built.
The scheme will see regeneration specialists Keepmoat build 123 homes for private sale and 42 rental properties for social landlord Guinness Northern Counties.
David Wroe, new-build managing director at Keepmoat, said: “This scheme has been a long time coming and we’re excited to finally get work under way.”
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