More Council Housing to be Built in Ealing

Funding secured for eight new family homes


Council Houses to be Built Again

14,000 More Homes in Ealing by 2026?

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More council homes will be built in Ealing after the council won additional funding to help ease its housing waiting list.

Ealing Council has secured £716,000 funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to put towards building eight new family homes.  The council is also contributing £572,000 towards the project. 

The plans are for six three bedroom and two four bedroom houses.  Dabbs Hill Lane in Northolt has already been identified as a possible site, but the plans are subject to local consultation and the council will need to apply for planning permission. 

The properties are in addition to the 68 new homes given the go ahead last September after the council agreed to invest £5.5million in the project, to match the funding it secured from the Homes and Communities Agency. 

Plans for those homes are already well underway, with planning permission granted for developments at two council owned sites in Eastcote Lane and Britannia Close in Perivale granted last week.  A further application has been submitted to build new homes at a site in High Lane, Hanwell.

The council is also in the process of finding developers for the schemes and is expecting to award a contract for the work in March 2010.

Most of the new properties will be larger homes, suitable for families.
Councillor Will Brooks, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This borough really needs more affordable family homes and I’m delighted that this funding means even more families can move off the housing waiting list.  I’m pleased with the progress already made on this project and it’s great news that the first families should be able to move in as early as next year.”

All Cabinet decisions are subject to call in for a period of five working days from the date of publication of the minutes of the meeting.



January 12th,2010

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