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Council set to provide hundreds of new homes

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

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The finishing touches are being made to the latest homes to be built as part of Ealing Council’s £22.7 million new build homes programme.  

Councillor Hitesh Tailor, cabinet member for housing, employment and skills was given a preview of the newest homes, three large thee-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 homes are among 309 new properties that are planned for social rent, intermediate rent; market rent and shared ownership, across four underused sites within the borough by the end of 2016.
 
Most sites will include a mixture of one and two-bedroom flats, as well as larger three and four bedroom-homes, with each taking up to 18 months to complete. 
 
The council has received a total of £12.1 million in funding from the Greater London Authority and the Homes and Communities Agency since 2009 towards the costs of building new homes throughout the borough.
 
Councillor Tailor 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.”
 

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