Bungalow extension scheme to free up council homes to become annual programme

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

A scheme to extend one-bedroom bungalows in Sandwell to free-up council homes for families in under-occupied houses is to become an annual programme. The project started in August 2012, when Sandwell Borough Council's housing boss, Councillor Simon Hackett, announced plans for 12 of the borough’s one-bed bungalows to be extended into two-bedroom homes. Even though the plans were only recently announced, two pilot projects have been successfully completed and the remaining ten have been te...

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