Novus Property Solutions has been contracted to deliver 22 affordable properties at the site of a derelict pub in Staffordshire.


The site of the former Woodshutts Inn pub on Lower Ash Road in Butt Lane was purchased by Aspire Housing in 2013. The land was subsequently cleared and plans for 22 new properties were drawn up and approved.


Novus’ reputation for delivering regeneration projects led to the company being contracted to deliver the much-needed uplift to a neglected area.


The construction will include properties of different styles and sizes, including six two-bed bungalows, 10 two-bed houses and six one-bed flats.


Work on the buildings is due to start on site in March, and completion is expected in early 2017. The homes will provide a mix of shared ownership and affordable rent, priced between £115,000 and £125,000 for shared ownership.


Wayne Hughes, managing director at Aspire Housing, said: “Unfortunately this site had been attracting interest for all the wrong reasons in the past.


“The regeneration of the site had previously been welcomed by the community who had labelled it as an ‘eyesore’ because it had attracted ASB problems, including fires and vandalism.


“I’m sure it will be a great relief to residents that our project to provide new homes and regenerate the area will soon take shape."


He added: “We are proud to be working in partnership with Novus Property Solutions to transform this site, creating attractive and affordable new housing for the community.”


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