The new homes follow a successful bid for funding from the London mayor’s housing covenant fund, which was launched in October last year. This brings the council’s new-build programme up to around 429 new affordable homes, many of which are for social rent and already complete.
The latest homes will be built on the Golflinks estate in Southall and Copley Close in Hanwell.
Fifty-one new homes for rent are already planned for the Golflinks as part of the estate’s regeneration programme. Following discussion with planners and the successful funding bid, an additional nine units have been designed into the scheme. These additional homes for shared ownership sale will diversify tenure on the estate and help Ealing’s first time buyers.
The successful bid also includes funding for twenty new affordable homes, including shared ownership, on Copley Close. Ealing Council already plans to deliver 214 new homes as part of a major regeneration project on Copley. The additional 20 homes will be factored into an earlier phase of the development. On both estates the council is adopting a new role of developer, funder and registered provider.
Councillor Hitesh Tailor, Cabinet Member for Housing said: “We’ve already forged a good reputation for constructive partnership with developers and now we’re becoming a significant developer in our own right.”
Ealing Council says its focus is now on a continued programme of solid delivery, which could see it make a significant impact on the local housing market and the needs and aspirations of its residents.