Countryside Partnerships breaks ground for 70 new homes at Whiteleas Avenue in North Wingfield


Countryside Partnerships is now going ahead with work to deliver 70 new homes at Whiteleas Avenue in North Wingfield.

The properties, a mix of two-, three- and four-bed houses, and two-bed bungalows will all be managed by Rykneld Homes on behalf of North East Derbyshire District Council.

A number of old properties were demolished in preparation for the new development which will comprise 48 homes for affordable rent and 22 for open market sale.

Countryside has worked with Rykneld Homes to develop the proposals alongside Efficiency North’s EN:Procure Framework, a not-for-profit consortium serving the construction procurement needs of the social housing landlord community.

At the ground-breaking ceremony, Andy Reynolds, regional managing director for Countryside’s South East Midlands team, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Rykneld Homes and North East Derbyshire District Council again to deliver this significant mixed-tenure development in North Wingfield. The range of dwellings and various tenures will offer the widest possible choice of affordable homes built to the highest standards.

“Today we marked the start of this exciting scheme as we broke ground with our development partners and look forward to seeing the project come to life over the next couple of years.”

Niall Clark, director of Property Services and Development, at Rykneld Homes, said: “These 70 homes are a big step towards meeting our target to deliver 400 new homes over the next four years.

“These high-quality properties will provide much needed homes for local families. We look forward to them becoming available.”
Councillor Nigel Barker, leader of North East Derbyshire District Council, added: “We are committed to building and providing more social housing and this development is only the beginning.

“The houses previously on this site were only built to last 30 years, the homes that will be built here now will be high quality homes for local families to live in for decades to come. This site will provide much needed housing for our residents and help develop our communities.”

Works are expected to be complete by Summer 2025.