Council Housing Reappears in Ealing
First to be built for more than 30 years
Residents are moving into brand new eco-friendly homes at Eastcote Lane, Northolt.
The 36 new homes are the first council-owned social housing to be built in the borough for more than 30 years.
The 30 flats and six houses are an attempt to ease the council’s waiting list for housing and are part of a bigger investment and regeneration programme.
Four of the homes are designed specifically for wheelchair users and the remainder can be easily adapted for residents with mobility problems.
Councillor Hitesh Tailor, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “There is always a demand for good quality affordable family homes, and I'm delighted these new developments mean even more families can move off the housing waiting list.”
The new residents at Eastcote Lane should see reduced energy bills too, because of the use of solar roof panels. The electricity generated will also be used to power door-entry systems and communal lighting.
New resident Miss Goddard said: “I’m over the moon and my three children are too – they can’t wait to move in. My son will have a garden to play in for the first time and my daughter is very exited about getting her own bedroom. We’re delighted!”
Another 19 new homes are under construction at Britannia Close, Northolt, and a further 15 homes at High Lane, Hanwell.
28 June 2011