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More than 30 affordable homes are being built in Ilford

PUBLISHED: 12:59 02 August 2018 | UPDATED: 14:30 02 August 2018

Redbridge councillors visited the development. Left to right: Ian Baggaley, of Metropolitan, Cllr Farah Hussain, Cllr Kam Rai and Jeff Hentonof Rydon. Picture: Andrew Baker

Redbridge councillors visited the development. Left to right: Ian Baggaley, of Metropolitan, Cllr Farah Hussain, Cllr Kam Rai and Jeff Hentonof Rydon. Picture: Andrew Baker

Andrew Baker

A new housing development in Ilford, offering 37 affordable homes is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer.

Cllr Kam Rai, Cllr Farah Hussain, Michael Bamford, project manager at Rydon; Ian Baggaley, head of delivery at Metropolitan. Picture: Andrew BakerCllr Kam Rai, Cllr Farah Hussain, Michael Bamford, project manager at Rydon; Ian Baggaley, head of delivery at Metropolitan. Picture: Andrew Baker

The homes on Wanstead Park Road range in size from one bedroom flats to four bedroom family homes and a play area will also be built on the site.

Four of the houses are socially rented and will be offered to residents on Redbridge Council’s housing waiting list.

The other 33 are offered under shared ownership - a part-buy part-rent scheme which allows buyers to purchase a percentage of the full market value of the property and pay a subsided rent on the remainder.

The Greater London Authority (GLA) provided nearly £1.4 million of grant funding for the development and the scheme is being delivered by housing association Metropolitan and contractor Rydon.

Councillor Farah Hussain, cabinet member for housing and homelessness, and Councillor Kam Rai, deputy leader of the council, visited the development on Tuesday (July 31) to see how it was coming along.

Cllr Hussain said: “I’m really pleased that we have been able to work with Metropolitan on this development.

“These new homes will benefit local families and will help us achieve our target to deliver 1,000 affordable homes for residents.

“We are using the resources available and doing all we can to increase the number of available homes in Redbridge and to improve the conditions of privately rented properties.

“By working with the GLA, our social housing partners, landlords and residents we will be able to provide high-quality homes and create neighbourhoods that people want to live in and stay.”

Ian Baggaley, head of delivery at Metropolitan, said: “Building quality new affordable homes is one of the key ways we deliver social value as a housing association and we’re particularly proud to be delivering this 100per cent affordable development here in Redbridge.”

Steve Blake, Rydon director, said: “We are delighted to host this event as we near the completion of these high quality, modern and spacious affordable homes for Metropolitan, improving living environments for local people in Redbridge.”


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