Delivering a new generation of council homes for local people
- Council homes to tackle housing need
- How we will deliver new homes
- Paying for the new homes
- Community wealth building
- Where we are building?
- Have your say
Housing is one of our top priorities.
We are embarking on an exciting journey with an ambition to deliver 1,000 new council homes by 2022.
For many of those in greatest need, a council home offers the only real chance of putting down roots in Haringey. That’s why we’re delivering a new generation of council homes in the borough.
Our preference is to build as many of these new council homes ourselves, which can include ‘infill’ on existing estates, adding to existing blocks or using land which until recently, was used for other purposes.
After a generation or more of not building homes ourselves, it will take time to grow our team and ability to do this. We are also working with others to achieve our ambitions. This means, alongside council-built homes on council-owned land, we are acquiring homes built by others - either on our land, or on land owned by others. Back to top
The Government’s decision to scrap the cap on councils’ borrowing in their Housing Revenue Accounts (HRA) has made a big difference to our ability to deliver our ambitions. No amount of borrowing changes the fact that - because of the rent levels - every new council house needs hundreds of thousands of pounds in subsidy to stack up financially. That’s why funding for new council housing from the Mayor of London is just as important in transforming how we deliver homes in Haringey. Our successful bid for funding from the Mayor of London means that we will be receiving a £62.8m grant to deliver the council homes the borough needs.
Even with the funding from the Mayor, we don’t have all the subsidy we need. This means we will build a mix of different homes which includes for sale on the private market. Our commitment is that we will only do this to cross-subsidise the delivery of the greatest possible number of council rented homes.
Our Borough Plan also makes a commitment to build and retain wealth in our community. Among other things, this means every public pound spent must provide maximum public benefit. We always aim to buy goods and services locally, to make sure that all of Haringey, businesses and residents, benefit from this new era of council house delivery.
A wave of council housebuilding is starting across the borough:
- Templeton, south Tottenham - 11 council homes at council rents
- Red House site, West Green Road - 46 council homes at council rents
- Welbourne site, Tottenham Hale - 131 council homes at council rents
- 500 White Hart Lane, north Tottenham - 23 council homes at council rents and six shared ownership properties
- Plevna Crescent, south Tottenham - 16 council homes at council rents
Coronavirus has changed the way we live, work and play. Based on government guidance, Haringey Council’s face to face engagement events have been temporarily postponed.
We are committed to delivering a new generation of Council homes for local people. To ensure we can deliver the new homes to our resident’s need, we will be asking you to give online feedback to help progress some council housing schemes.
Consultations are carried out where development proposals may have an impact for secure council tenants.
Under Section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 the council has a legal obligation to consult with our secure tenants on matters of housing management such as changes to the management, maintenance, improvement or demolition of houses let by them, or changes in the provision of amenities.
Once the Section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 consultation with secure tenants is carried out and responses considered, the council has undertaken its statutory duty.
Please click on the button below to view the council’s Section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 consultations:
We are proposing to build four new council homes at council rents at the end of the existing block on Scales Road.
See the Scales Road project page to see the plans for Scales Road.
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