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Charlotte Gardens (new build) - Local Lettings Policy

Published: Wednesday 28 June 2023

Ashfield DC is advertising new build council homes at Charlotte Gardens, Sutton in Ashfield. The site is located off Station Road. 

A Local Lettings Policy has been agreed to ensure we have a good mix of new tenants and that we are contributing towards sustainable communities in the area. The main requirements of the Policy are below. 

  • 50% of new homes will be let to applicants where at least one member of the household is in employment (min 16 hours and long-term contract) or who is making a community contribution*
  • 2 bedroom first floor flats – a maximum of 30% of vacancies will be let to families with 2 children.
  • 2 bedroom houses –a maximum of 50% of vacancies will be let to families with 2 children.
  • 3 bedroom houses –a maximum of 50% of vacancies will be let to families with 3 children. Due to the size of the homes, families with more than 3 children will not be considered as eligible.  
  • An applicant will not normally be considered if they or any other person included on their application
  • has relevant unspent criminal convictions or
  • has had enforcement action taken against them in respect of anti-social behaviour within the last 3 years or
  • is unable to provide satisfactory references for accommodation they have resided in during the last 5 years.

 * Community contribution is defined as an applicant or household member who does voluntary work for at least ten hours per month in Sutton in Ashfield and has done so for at least six months continuously.



When advertising the properties we will normally include one advert for each property type, but there will be a number of properties that will be offered from the one shortlist. 

Brexit & EU Settlement Scheme (EUSS)

Published: Friday 4 December 2020

If you are affected by the UK leaving the European Union (Brexit), you may need to apply for the EU Settlement Scheme.

You must secure your status otherwise you may be subject to immigration enforcement which may impact on your rights to live and work in the UK and to access services such as homelessness support and Council housing.

All EU citizens who wish to retain their rights to live and work in the UK will need to apply for the Settlement Scheme. Successful applicants will either get settled or pre-settled status depending on how long you have lived in the UK.

As part of the checks we conduct when an applicant joins the Housing Register, when they are made an offer of accommodation and if they seek assistance as homeless the Homefinder landlords will check to see if an applicant is eligible for help and to access the service.

The EU Settlement Scheme applications are now open. There is no fee for the Settlement Scheme application and the deadline for applying is 30th June 2021.

If you already have Indefinite Leave to Remain/Enter in the UK, you do NOT need to apply.


Published: Wednesday 1 April 2020

Ashfield and Mansfield District Council's will not be advertising vacant properties whilst the current restrictions are in place. It is also unlikely that any other housing provider will be advertising during this period.

New housing applications can be submitted and will be assessed as will any changes to existing housing applications.

Thank you for your understanding.


Published: Friday 20 March 2020

Over the course of the next few months Homefinder services in Ashfield and Mansfield are likely to be affected by the Covid-19 virus.

Officers will do their best to ensure new Housing Applications are assessed  and that enquiries are responded to as quickly as possible. We will also continue to advertise vacant properties.

Council offices are now closed but you can still contact Homefinder by logging in to your Homefinder account and sending a message or through the Contact Us option.

Local Lettings Plan

Published: Tuesday 22 October 2019

As from 1st December 2019 the intention is to advertise all vacant flats at Brookill Court and Langton court, Sutton in Ashfield in accordance with new criteria. If you have a comment or view on the criteria please contact us before this date