Newham Council in UK approves largest housing scheme
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Newham Council in UK approves largest housing scheme

23 Oct 2013

Newham Council in the UK has approved a new housing scheme, which initially includes construction of 22 family homes.

Newham Council in the UK has approved a new housing scheme, which initially includes construction of 22 family homes.

The scheme will be constructed by the local authority as part of what the council claims to be the largest programme in the borough in years.

Under the project, the council will invest £26m over the next 18 months to construct a total of 104 new homes.

The council is planning to acquire an additional 60 properties and convert a further 30 properties into three bedroom homes with a £6.6m grant from the Greater London Authority.

As per the plans, the council intends to create 26 more homes by changing the use of vacant commercial buildings and purchasing homes on new developments to deliver 220 homes.

The schemes include eight two-storey houses, which will be built at Dormer Close in Stratford, and four two-storey houses planned for Janson Close in Stratford.

Plans also include 10 two-storey homes that will be built on land opposite Brede and Darwell Close in East Ham.

The council has already approved 16 houses on two separate sites in the Royal Docks as part of the scheme.

The London Legacy Development has approved planning permission for three homes to be constructed on Kerrison Road in Stratford.

As part of the planning process, a further 11 schemes are currently out for consultation.

Newham Council executive member for housing and customer services Andrew Baikie said the council’s priority for Newham residents is to deliver new jobs, new housing and create "balanced and mixed communities".

"The Affordable Housing programme will help us to deliver on this. Not only will this scheme bring much needed socially owned family homes to Newham, it will also help to bring disused sites back into use, further enhancing the areas these homes are built in," Baikie said.