Newark and Sherwood Homes managed the project which saw the homes built in varying styles and sizes in both rural and urban locations to address significant housing need faced by the council.
The completion of the affordable scheme of three x 2 bedroom houses and four x 1 bedroom apartments at Norwood Gardens, Southwell (to be known as Town Mill Close) marked the completion of the programme of whole programme which has also seen homes built in Clipstone, Bleasby, Boughton and Balderton and Newark, across two phases of 26 homes.
All the new homes have been built to high sustainability specifications with the aim of reducing carbon emissions. They have also been built to Lifetime Homes Standards. This is a set of principles which help maximise utility, independence and quality of life, while not compromising other design issues such as aesthetics or cost effectiveness.
The Government announced the Local Authority New Build Programme in May 2009 so the council and Newark and Sherwood Homes worked quickly to put together a package of schemes for funding bids to the Homes and Communities Agency.