New wave of Redbridge Council houses get the green light
PUBLISHED: 16:23 20 February 2017 | UPDATED: 16:26 20 February 2017
Plans for almost 150 new council houses are one step closer to reality after two more developments were granted planning permission last week.
The Old Mill Court and Coppice Path developments, in South Woodford and Hainault respectively, have now joined six other Council-owned developments in being granted consent to begin building.
Now that planning permission has been granted, contracts will be finalised with the appointed contractors and construction work can start on the 148 new-build homes from as early as next month.
In total, the developments will provide eight new one bedroom homes, 67 two bedroom properties and 31 properties with three bedrooms.
They will also replace 44 existing bedsit accommodations with new, more spacious one bedroom flats.
The new developments will also include 10 wheelchair units, seven of which are three-bed homes for families with a disabled person.
Cllr Farah Hussain, cabinet member for housing, said: “Creating more homes, including affordable homes, is a priority for us and we know that it’s key to building a sustainable future for Redbridge.
“Our new affordable homes programme is a great opportunity to develop good quality homes which reflect the current needs and lifestyles of tenants, while also enhancing the character of the local area and create strong communities.”
There are currently more than 8,000 people on Redbridge’s Housing Register and 2,200 homeless households currently being cared for in temporary accommodation.
Redbridge Council has completed 38 affordable rent homes in the last two years and is currently midway through purchasing 28 existing properties.
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