Providing affordable homes to support local people
Nine new homes will be built in St George's Road, Addlestone by Runnymede Borough Council to support local families in housing need.
The £1.4m project will add to the number of homes the Council owns which are used to support people on its Housing Register.
The new homes will each have two bedrooms and be situated within a three-storey block in the heart of Addlestone near to Victory Park, shops, the train station, schools and The Light cinema, so families can easily access facilities. The block will also have 9 parking spaces, a secure cycle store and a good size communal garden.
Cllr Jacqui Gracey, Chairman of the Housing Committee at Runnymede Borough Council, said: "The Council is proud to be building more properties, we want to provide good quality, modern homes for our tenants, so we're delighted to be building nine more homes which will support local people.
"There is a high demand for small family homes in Runnymede, and we look forward to seeing these new Council homes ready for use on time and on budget."
The work is due to commence in November and be completed by the end of 2021.
The construction work will be carried out by Helix Ltd and will be funded from the rental income from existing Council housing and receipts from properties sold under the Right To Buy.
This development is part of an ongoing project to support more local people and accommodate those on the Housing Register. This is the second new build scheme for the Council after ten two bedroom houses and two one bedroom flats were completed in Englefield Green.
Further plans to provide low cost housing opportunities include:
- expanding the private sector (Magna Carta Lettings) to offer a greater range of options to homeless households,
- building 10 new homes on the site of the Dunkirk Nursery in Egham,
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