Making more homes affordable in Richmond
Published by Eddie for Richmond Housing Partnership Limited in Housing
RHP and Richmond Council at Hanworth Road March 2013
Representatives from RHP and Richmond Council visited RHP’s newest development site at Hanworth Road this week, viewing plans for eight new three and four-bed family homes.
RHP and Richmond Council are working together to develop more affordable housing in Richmond, and the Council has provided funding to help keep rents for these new homes low. The homes will be fitted with photo-voltaic panels to generate electricity, helping to keep fuel bills low and reducing the carbon footprint of each home. Customers will be nominated to move into these properties from the Borough’s housing register.
Geoff Fox, Director of Development at RHP, says: “We are really pleased to be able to deliver these new houses. There are limited opportunities for new developments in the borough and the Council’s grant funding means that we can keep rents low and help meet housing need in Richmond.”
Cllr Nicola Urquhart, Cabinet Member for Adult Services, Health and Housing, says: “Providing family sized affordable housing is a challenge in our Borough and I was therefore delighted to see the Hanworth Road development in progress. This scheme will ensure we meet our priority of providing affordable, good sized, well equipped homes for families in the borough. This scheme is part funded through the Mayor’s Affordable Housing Programme, but is happening because we’re also providing funding from our Housing Capital Programme to help RHP meet local priorities and deliver these outstanding properties.”
For more information visit www.rhp.org.uk