We’re building 37 affordable homes in Ashbourne

Only a few weeks ago the site was home to the old Dove Garage. The disused building has now been demolished, and in its place 37 smart new affordable homes will be built.

The new development, on Mayfield Road in Ashbourne, will provide a selection of one, two and three bedroom houses. 19 homes will be available for affordable rent and 18 sold for shared ownership.

Working in partnership with Derbyshire Dales District Council, NCHA have planned a gas-free development. These new homes will be built to EPC A energy rating, with high energy efficiency standards, air-source heat pumps and access to green space. All the new homes will have their own private garden and parking.

Representatives from NCHA and Derbyshire Dales District Council got together to celebrate the beginning of work.

Derbyshire Dales District Council’s Director of Housing Rob Cogings said: "We are delighted to have worked in partnership with NCHA to deliver the most energy efficient affordable housing scheme ever built here in the Derbyshire Dales.

"The scheme will meet a range of housing needs which are evident on the Council's Housing Register. The environmental sustainability of the proposal will ensure this is one of the best performing environmental housing developments in the district."

Allan Fisher, Director of Development and Assets at NCHA said: “We are passionate about delivering affordable homes and healthy environments. These energy-efficient homes will be built to an EPC A standard to help residents reduce their energy bills and reduce our impact on the environment.”

The £7.8m scheme, designed by architects Player Roberts Bell, is funded by contributions from Homes England and NCHA.

NCHA have partnered with MyPad for the build which is expected to be complete by Spring 2024.

Early expressions of interest for the shared ownership properties can be made to NCHA by emailing nchasales@ncha.org.uk

All affordable rent homes will be let through Derbyshire Dales District Council. Register at www.home-options.org