Council plans cheaper village homes
The county council is looking to provide cash backing to build affordable homes in a village.
The council has recently invested £1 million towards affordable homes.
Now its ruling cabinet is set to decide whether to support proposals for 11 affordable homes in Nailstone Road, Carlton, in Hinckley and Bosworth borough. It would be the council's latest phase of investment under the Government's New Homes Bonus scheme which encourages councils to develop housing.
Acting county council leader Nick Rushton said: "We want our villages to thrive, which is why we want to help families afford to live in them. I look forward to seeing these much-needed homes built in Carlton."
The county council is proposing to contribute to Nottingham Community Housing Association's Carlton development, if its funding is matched by Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council.
The council cabinet will discuss the matter on Friday, September 14.