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Thousands of new homes in Derby planned to meet demand from house-hunters

Posted 8 June 2017 by Keith Osborne

The East Midlands city of Derby has hundreds of new homes under construction and plans for thousands more over the next ten years...

With a wealth of new homes developments currently under way in and around the city, Derby is proving itself a popular choice for East Midlands house-hunters.

Britain’s most central city is a well-connected one, with good road and rail links and a well-served regional airport close by, and it is only a short distance from one of the country’s best-loved Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the Peak District. With a city centre packed with good shopping and amenities, it really does tick a lot of boxes for those looking for a new home.

DerbyIts heritage dates back to Roman times, but Derby’s success really surged with the Industrial Revolution, where it became known for its excellence in textiles and engineering. It is now home. The city is now home to around a quarter of a million people.

With the M1 just a few miles away and numerous cross-country arterial routes, Derby is within easy reach of other major towns and cities, such as Birmingham, Sheffield, Nottingham and Stoke-on-Trent. Derby Midland station offers direct routes to cities such as London, Newcastle and Cardiff and connections to many others.

Housing supply targets set in 2008 suggested the city needed 12,500 new homes over the next 20 years, with key strategic areas targeted such as the city centre, Derwent Valley and a number of key employment areas in the suburbs.  

Many thousands of homes in the city and county may soon be able to get ultrafast broadband following a decision last year  by Openreach to test new technology called G.fast. The current trial areas are the only part of the East Midlands to be selected for this part of the larger Digital Derbyshire project that is likely to attract homebuyers who want fast internet connections for leisure or changing work habits.

New homes for sale in Derby now or coming soon:

On the western fringe of Derby, a new residential quarter is taking shape at Langley Country Park, giving residents surroundings of mature woods and rural land with easy links to the centre. Redrow Homes has a broad selection of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes there, priced from £168,000 and with Help to Buy bringing them within reach of those on a modest budget. A wider range of house types is due for release soon.

Miller Homes is also building at Langley Country Park, offering buyers it own range of four-  and five-bedroom properties from £320,000 and with Help to Buy on some plots for those who can offer a 5% deposit. Its part of the site is open daily from 10.00am to 5.00pm for house-hunters to visit.

Highfields​Littleover, a suburb in the south-west of the city, is where Barratt Homes is building Highfields, with a range of three- and four-bedroom homes from £211,995. Three show homes are there to explore, and the Barratt team is available daily to talk about upgrade options and the Help to Buy scheme. Littleover is well positioned for transport into the city and to other major East Midlands cities.

In the west of the city in Mackworth, Definition from Strata is currently offering  four-bedroom houses in a range of traditional and contemporary two- and three-storey styles, priced from  £214,995. The site is open from Thursday to Monday, from 10.00am to 5.00pm.

In the far south-east of the city, in Boulton Moor, Persimmon Homes is working on Buttercup Leys, with a variety of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes with Part Exchange, Home Change and Help to Buy schemes to assist all sorts of buyers. Prices currently start at £153,995, thanks to a special offer, subject to status, terms and conditions.

Close by is Bluebell Grange from Charles Church Developments. £289,995 is currently the starting price for a collection of four- and five-bedroom houses here, equally well connected to the city centre and local road network and with a great range of amenities and schools within easy reach. Find out more in person from Thursdays to Mondays, 11.00am to 6.00pm.

Chevin Homes is creating The Grange, with just 14 two- and three-bedroom houses and bungalows. Many are sold, but a ‘Kinder’ bungalow is still being marketed for £275,000 (or £220,00 up front with Help to Buy), with two double bedrooms, en suite to the master bedroom, a single bedroom, family bathroom, living room, kitchen/dining room and utility room. The development is just two miles from the city centre.

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