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Amber Valley MP visits much needed affordable homes development

MP for Amber Valley, Nigel Mills, has visited a new site which will provide much needed affordable homes in Ripley.

Nigel Mills, MP for Amber Valley

According to NHBC figures, new housing starts look set to be much higher in 2015 in Mr Mills' constituency than they were in 2014. In 2014 a total of 85 new homes were started in Amber Valley but this year, from January to September, 185 new homes have already been started. This particular development makes an important contribution to meet the demand for more affordable homes.

The site visit was organised by NHBC, the leading warranty and insurance provider for new homes in the UK, to highlight its risk management processes and to show the MP a prime example of much needed affordable homes being built on a former disused site.

Commenting on the visit, Nigel Mills MP said:

"I was pleased to visit the Wallis Close site to see these fantastic new houses being built. They are a great example of how this Government is combining the fastest level of house building for 20 years, to get the new homes we need, whilst also prioritising regenerating brownfield sites to protect our greenfield land."

Tom Finnegan, Joint Managing Director of Radleigh Group said:

"We are delighted to have been able to bring life back into a derelict brownfield site and at the same time provide much needed affordable housing for the area".

Richard Hartshorn, NHBC's Regional Director for the East, commented:

"NHBC has worked to raise standards in house-building, and we are delighted to be able to show Nigel Mills first-hand how we are helping builders construct high quality new homes in Amber Valley and across the Eastern Region"

NHBC Media Contacts

Nadia Bedra | Media & Communications Officer | 01908 746 734
Olivia Phoenix | Government and Policy Affairs Adviser | 0207 648 4079

News Date: 12/11/15