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New homes give boost to social housing

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26 July 2017

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Work on a scheme which will help fund the construction of 15 much needed Council homes has been highlighted this week.

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Work on a scheme which will help fund the construction of 15 much needed Council homes has been highlighted this week.

Neilcott Construction are working in partnership with Enfield Council to build 13 homes on five disused garage sites in Padstow Road, Perrymead and Hedge Hill in Enfield which will be sold to private owners. The income from the sale of the one, two and three bedroom properties help cross subsidise the building of 15 council rented properties in Ordnance Road in Enfield.  

The Ordnance Road development will provide 15 new council homes (two fully wheelchair adapted) for affordable rent. This will consist of eleven x 3-bedroom, 3-storey houses and four x 1-bedroom detached bungalows. The properties will be located on a new mews between Rotherfield Road and Beaconsfield Road and will include 16 off-street parking spaces for residents.

Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing & Housing Regeneration, Cllr Ahmet Oykener; said: “In common with many other London boroughs we have a shortage of social housing, and this project will help us reduce the pressure on housing locally by both providing new build homes for home buyers, but also ultimately funding the construction of new social housing for those most in need of assistance.

“We are looking at a variety of innovative and effective ways of providing new homes for people in Enfield. These range from the huge £6 billion Meridian Water development, which will provide 10,000 new homes to our innovative estate renewal programme, and smaller but vitally important projects such as this one.

“Every one of these schemes helps us build strong communities and help our residents build a better life for them and their families, and I am delighted we are taking an innovative and creative approach to bringing new homes to Enfield.”