Section: Housing Provision

Sutton completes first council house building programme in 30 years

Posted 15.08.19
Sutton Council: Further reading

The London Borough of Sutton has completed its first programme of new council house building for 30 years.

Sutton's focus has been on building homes that not only offer high-quality accommodation but also enhance the local environment, as part of its Ambitious for Sutton programme.

In total, Sutton has built 93 new homes - 15 houses were finished in October last year, and now 21 new houses and 57 new flats are ready for people to move in.

This building programme was possible because of changes in financial regulations allowing councils to borrow to build council housing.

The council also used money raised from right-to-buy sales - and the balance will be repaid from future rental income from the properties, which means that there is no impact on Council Tax.

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New schemes set to bring 65 affordable homes to North West

Posted 02.08.19
Onward Homes: Further reading

Onward has announced that work has started on the latest of four schemes which will see the delivery of 65 quality, affordable homes across the North West.

The homes are part of Onward's current development programme of 1,600 homes in communities across the region.

In a contract worth a total of £6.2 million, the social housing provider has been working with Liverpool-based construction and development company Crossfield Group to create the apartments for the affordable rental sector in Widnes, Liverpool, Cheshire and Wirral.

Crossfield Group will deliver 28 quality two-bedroom apartments in the Wirral - the first and largest of the four schemes and worth £2.8 million.

Each of the homes in the development has its own dedicated parking space and seven have been designed to meet the needs of the elderly and people with mobility issues, with level access throughout and walk-in shower facilities.

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Updated 05.08.19

  • Peabody: Peabody has completed 98 homes in Islington, with 64 for rent made available for people on the Council's waiting list.
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