Sector - Housing
Ilke Homes Secures Rushden Site
Modular homes company ilke Homes has secured a site for residential development in the Rushden area of Northamptonshire. The site has the potential for up to 150 affordable homes for the local community.
The deal has seen ilke Homes secure a nine-acre site. The company plans to work closely with East Nottinghamshire Council, Rushden Town Council and the local community in order to secure planning permission that adheres to the principles that have been set out in the adopted Neighbourhood Plan.
The Neighbourhood Plan was prepared by Rushden Town Council in order to put in place a locally derived development framework which sets out visions and policies to manage and focus on growth opportunities within the town. The Neighbourhood Plan was officially adopted in 2018, covering a plan period up until 2031.
This announcement comes just a few weeks after Nottinghamshire County Council chose ilke Homes to deliver up to 140 modular homes on a vacant site in Arnold, Nottingham. The delivery of more affordable housing in Rushden is vital, with figures showing that there were 1,207 households on housing waiting lists in East Northamptonshire in 2019, a three percent year-on-year increase.
By manufacturing homes offsite, ilke Homes can achieve huge carbon savings, both during construction and once homes are operational. By taking much of the build stage offsite, the company can significantly reduce vehicular movements to site, both helping to reduce carbon emissions and disruption to the local communities.
Tom Heathcote, Executive Director of Development at ilke Homes, said: “It’s been a pleasure to have worked with Savills to achieve this milestone.
“We now look forward to working with the local authority and the key stakeholders to unlock the site for the delivery of much-needed affordable family housing.
“If granted planning permission, ilke Homes will deliver up to 150 high-quality homes which will be some of the most sustainable in the UK thanks to our modular technology.”
Ann Taylor, Director at Savills, said: “We are delighted to be working with ilke Homes to bring this vacant site forwards to deliver a sustainable housing scheme. We look forward to seeing this development unfold through the planning process and then on the ground, changing the landscape over the forthcoming years.”
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