work underway on £5.5m chesterfield housing development

Rockliffe Homes Ltd to deliver 37 new homes as part of the Ringwood Meadows scheme

Rockliffe Homes Ltd has begun work on a £5.5m development that will result in 37 new homes being built in Brimington, Chesterfield.

Ringwood Meadows, which consists of a mix of two, three and four bedroom homes, has progressed thanks to financial backing from the Homes & Communities Agency by way of the new, recently announced £3 billion House Building Fund.

It is already attracting interest from buyers; with local estate agent Wilkins Vardy appointed to oversee sales.

Contractor Atkinson Construction Group is now on site building the houses, with the first phase of the scheme scheduled for completion in 2017. Available to purchase through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme, the site will address the ‘very pressing’ need for more housing in and around Chesterfield.

“Ringwood Meadows is ideally located close to local amenities including everything the Hollingwood Hub has to offer, whilst also bordering beautiful, open countryside,” said Rockliffe Homes’ Managing Director Anuj Joshi.

“Furthermore, this scheme is on track to provide families and young professionals with access to well appointed, quality homes that are designed to address the shortage of properties here in Chesterfield.

“We are also delighted to be able to offer the Help to Buy scheme to purchasers which is a fantastic initiative dedicated to helping people who are looking to make their way onto the first rung of the property ladder to fulfil their ambitions.”

The company, has secured additional funding from the Homes and Communities Agency which will allow it to acquire and develop new sites in the region with a focus on bringing high quality homes to areas experiencing a housing shortage.

Craig Johns, Senior Transaction Manager at the Homes and Communities Agency, said: “Providing a loan to Rockliffe Homes, will not only create 37 new homes in Brimington, but will also support Rockliffe Homes in its continued expansion. It is fantastic that our investment will not only increase the number of homes available for local people but will also create skilled jobs on brownfield land.”

Dan Elliott, managing director of Chesterfield based estate agents Wilkins Vardy, said: “We have been met with superb levels of interest for this development. Phase 1 was released in September 2016, and all plots were reserved soon after. We already have names and numbers of people wanting to reserve on phase 2, which will be released in the summer.

“We know that there is real demand for quality, family housing in and around Chesterfield, and so it is not surprising that so many people are responding quickly to what promises to be a very practical yet picturesque development.”

Borough Council leader John Burrows on a site visit recently said” It’s an exciting quality development and very welcome in Brimington. It is particularly pleasing the homes are being bought mainly by local first time buyers.”

Councillor Tricia Gilby who is County Councillor and Leader elect in Chesterfield added: ”The work is proceeding at a pace and the first phase is due for occupancy in the early Autumn. This is the first development of this quality and size in our village for a long time. We want to be able to welcome the new homeowners as soon as they are settled in their new homes”

The Deputy Leader and planning cabinet member for the Borough, Councillor Terry Gilby who was also on site said “To see the unused Day Care centre site coming back to life in such a way is testament to how we support Brown field sites for housing development. The homes are in such demand because the buying price is assisted by the Help to Buy scheme, when complete it will be a welcome addition to the hosing available in the borough”.

Representatives from Commercial Property Partners, the Homes and Communities Agency, Rockliffe Homes, and Wilkins Vardy; as well as Councillor Tricia Gilby and Council leader John Burrows.
CGI showing development imposed into local landscape.