Seventy-one new council homes on Shuttleworth Road are to be supported by £3.9million from the Mayor of London, in what will be the largest single development so far of Wandsworth Council’s housebuilding programme.
The new homes will be prioritised for residents of the Winstanley and York Road estates, which are being redeveloped over the next ten years by the council and its partner Taylor Wimpey.
Planning permission for the site was granted last month, and in the coming weeks the council is expected to appoint a contractor to undertake the construction works.
The funding from City Hall, announced on 13 July, is part of the £3.5billion given by the Government to the Mayor last year to build new homes for low cost rent and shared ownership in London.
The regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road estates will provide newly-built homes for secure council tenants and owner-occupiers on their estates, as well as homes for low cost rent, shared ownership, market rent and for sale, with a new leisure centre and redesigned park, a new library, new shops and business space, and employment and training initiatives.
Cllr Clare Salier, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “It is excellent news that the Mayor of London is providing clear support for our housebuilding programme, which shows that building new homes in the capital is a cross-party, non-partisan matter of priority.
“These new homes will enable the regeneration of the Winstanley and York Road estates, which will not only provide an increase in council housing, and new community facilities, but also on-site employment and training opportunities for local residents.”