Havering Council promises ‘local homes for local people’ in Romford
Published by Brian Church for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Local Government
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Havering Borough Council is promising "local homes for local people" as part of its new lettings policy. Signed off in May, the plans mean that the new properties in Romford will be offered to existing residents "as a top priority in a bid to strengthen the thriving community".
The new properties on the Briar Road estate will include 102 new family homes while 172 new properties will built on the Hilldene estate by Notting Hill Housing Trust, and will include a mixture of affordable one and two-bedroom flats and, two, three and four-bedroom houses.
Work started on both estates last year as part of the council’s ongoing drive to improve the areas around Harold Hill.
Havering Council’s lead member for housing, councillor Damian White, said: "I’m really pleased that the local lettings policy has now become official. It’s crucial that Harold Hill residents benefit first from the improvements the council is making throughout the area and I would urge all those interested to take advantage of their ability to get top priority when it comes to bidding for a new family home."