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Ealing Council unveils new homes as part of ambitious housebuilding programme

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Published by Jon Land for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government

Ealing Council unveils new homes as part of ambitious housebuilding programme Ealing Council unveils new homes as part of ambitious housebuilding programme

Ealing Council has unveiled the latest homes to be built as part of its ambitious £22.7 million housing programme.

The London borough is aiming to build more than 300 homes for social rent, intermediate rent, market rent and shared ownership by 2016 to take the pressure of its housing waiting list.

Councillor Hitesh Tailor, cabinet member for housing, employment and skills was given a preview of the newest homes, three large three-bedroom houses in Hoylake Road, East Acton. The houses will be available for eligible families currently waiting for accommodation to move into at the end of March.

The council is building 309 homes across four underused sites within the borough by the end of 2016. New homes under the scheme are being built to high standards with modern interior throughout.

Most sites will include a mixture of one and two bedroom flats, as well as larger three and four bedroom homes, with each new home taking up to 18 months to complete.

A further five three-bedroom houses are currently being built in Epsom Close, Northolt, which will also be available at the end of this month. Two three-bedroom homes, two one-bedroom flats and six two-bedroom flats are also being built in Carlyle Road, South Ealing, and are due to be made available in May 2014.

The council has received a total of £12.1 million in funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA) and Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) since 2009 towards the costs of building new homes throughout the borough.

Councillor Hitesh Tailor, cabinet member for housing, employment and skills, said: “I was delighted to view for myself the standard to which these new family homes have been built in my own ward. Our primary aim is to build 500 homes that are affordable to local families which is why we are investing £22.7 million to increase the number of affordable homes for rent and shared ownership throughout the borough.

“These new homes are council built, council owned dwellings and show our commitment to help more local people move into the quality homes they can afford.”

Leading construction firm, Sandwood Design & Build, is carrying out the building work on behalf of Ealing Council, and will ensure that all new properties provide residents with high quality, spacious new homes that include sustainable timber frame construction.

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