Work starts on major Mansfield council housing project

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Construction work has begun on a major council housing project to revitalise an estate in Mansfield.

Mansfield District Council’s £7.7m redevelopment scheme on the Bellamy estate will see 22 affordable homes built, to be rented to families on the council’s housing list.

Part of the estate’s upgrade is already complete with a new play park and learn-to-ride cycle track opening earlier this year.

This next stage, led by Mercer Building Solutions, will see the construction of eco-friendly, affordable houses built around the newly installed village green area.

It will see the demolition of existing shops and five flats in Egmanton Road and a new single-storey parade of retail outlets with a convenience store, café and takeaway built to replace them.

There will also be a community orchard planted and a new traffic-calmed through road connecting Thorpe Road and Egmanton Road, which will allow for improved bus connections through this part of the estate.

The project will support new employment and supply chain opportunities for local people and businesses, in line with the council’s procurement policy.

Cllr Anne Callaghan, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said: “It is so exciting to see this major project taking shape. It will make a massive difference

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