Ealing chooses sites for new council homes

LB Ealing has earmarked sites for the homes announced earlier this week by minister John Healey.

This will be the first time since the 1980s that Ealing Council has built new council homes, which it is doing to ease the borough’s housing waiting list.The 68 new homes are being built after Ealing Council became one of only six London boroughs to win funding from the Homes and Communities Agency. The council will invest £5.5million in the project, matching the funding it secured from the HCA.

Potential sites in Britannia Close and Eastcote Lane in Northolt and High Lane in Hanwell, which are already owned by the council, have been earmarked as possible locations for the homes.

Council Leader, Councillor Jason Stacey, said: “A lack of affordable housing is a major problem in Ealing and the borough has many hard working families who for a long time have been on the housing waiting list.  This funding will enable us to build new council houses to provide homes for the people in greatest need.”

Consultation and planning on the schemes will begin later this year.

JAson Stacey is among the speakers at the Place West London conference on October 13, as is David Lunts of the HCA. See the full programme.

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