Two hundred and fifty million pound investment in Nottingham homes
People who live in council houses that are managed by Nottingham City Homes (NCH) are set to benefit from major investment in their homes over the next five years, it was announced today.
Plans to further modernise council houses across the city and make them safer and warmer are outlined in NCH’s new Asset Management Plan, which runs from 2018 to 2023 and will see a quarter of a billion pounds of investment delivered to the 27,000 council homes in the city that are owned by Nottingham City Council and managed by NCH.
Between 2013 and 2018, NCH began a modernisation plan which saw around 7,000 kitchens and 5,000 bathrooms upgraded, as well as almost 5,000 homes receiving new energy efficient boilers.
The new Asset Management Plan will to continue the roll out of new boiler installations and energy efficiency measures that will reduce residents’ gas and electricity bills, and will also replace and modernise a further 5,000 kitchens and bathrooms. The new plan also sets out long-term investment plans for the maintenance of open spaces, footpaths, fencing, paved areas and landscaping.
The award winning Greener HousiNG scheme which has already delivered external wall insulation to over 7,000 homes (both social and private) and solar rooftops to over 4,600 of their properties is set to continue.
The refreshed programme includes an ambition to continue with their pioneering Energiesprong programme to turn some of the city’s coldest housing types into ultra-low energy homes. All of these tie in with the councils new Fuel Poverty Strategy, which brings together work across the city to create affordable warmth and healthy housing for all.
The Asset Management Plan was created in consultation with NCH residents, to make sure that it addresses their priorities. Over the last five years, the number one resident priority remains to be safety and security, and the second remains to be keeping warm thanks to efficient and effective heating sources.