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Housing minister visits PRS housing development

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Central Government, Development

Kris Hopkins Kris Hopkins

The housing minister has visited some of the first homes in the country being built especially for the private rent sector.

With the government deciding to back the PRS as a major contributor of new homes to meet the UK’s housing shortage, Kris Hopkins MP saw developer Willmott Dixon's work on 233 PRS homes as part of the 1,176-home renewal of the Aberfeldy estate in Tower Hamlets.

Hopkins said: “I’m pleased to have been able to visit Aberfeldy Village and see for myself how this area of East London is being transformed by this new investment. I look forward to returning to this site and meeting people who’ve moved into these new homes to rent, and seeing how this community develops further.”

The multi-phase, 10-year regeneration of Aberfeldy is being carried out by Willmott Dixon in joint venture with housing association Poplar HARCA, and will deliver homes for private sale and affordable rent alongside the PRS element. Phase one, being created now, is for 338 homes, which include 105 for open market sale, with phases two and three to start on site over the next 18 months.

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