Pub site to be transformed into affordable homes in Staffordshire

A derelict pub in Staffordshire will make way for 22 affordable properties constructed by maintenance specialist Novus Property Solutions.

The new homes will comprise six two-bed bungalows, ten two-bed houses and six one-bed flats. They will be a mix of seven shared ownership and 15 affordable rent.

Aspire Housing is developing the derelict land in Lower Ash Road.

Sinéad Butters, Aspire Group chief executive, said:

“We are proud to be working with Novus Property Solutions to regenerate this area by creating attractive and affordable new housing.

“In the past the site had attracted interest for all the wrong reasons, the former pub had become an eyesore and a magnet for anti-social behaviour.

“But we are transforming it to create housing which is in high demand. The shared ownership units are expected to be very popular and will help people get that step onto the property ladder.”

The development is being financed by Aspire Housing with support from the Homes and Communities Agency which has contributed £616,000 towards the build.

It is expected the homes to be completed in 2017.