Haringey’s Housing Delivery Programme boosted with the addition of seven new sites
Seven new sites have been added to Haringey Council’s council housing programme, as part of ambitious plans to deliver homes for residents across the borough.
Construction has already started on 331 council homes at seven other sites, and these additional locations will mean that every ward of the borough could have a site for new social housing.
The sites were agreed at a meeting of Haringey’s Cabinet last night, and their potential for development of new council homes will now be explored in more detail.
The new sites are all on council-owned land in Bounds Green, Fortis Green, Hornsey, St Ann’s, Stroud Green and White Hart Lane, and have been identified as potentially suitable locations to build new council homes. Any proposals will be discussed with residents in the areas.
Meanwhile, the Roundway N17 site will be removed from the programme in favour of utilising the land to build a children’s home.
Cabinet also agreed to progress delivery schemes at four additional sites across the borough that had already been included in the Housing Delivery Programme.
Approval was given to appoint Cuttle Construction to convert vacant Council-owned shops into two Council-rented homes at 43 Finsbury Road N22 and 27 Harvey House N8.
NFC Homes Limited has been contracted to complete new build developments of seven Council-rented homes: four at Mount View Court N8 and three at Romney Close N17.
The four homes at Mount View Court will be four-bedroom properties. It is crucial for the council to build large family homes that are so needed in our borough, as so few are delivered by any other house builders.
The council is working hard to minimise the effects of the pandemic on the programme, with the planning authority moving to virtual committee meetings and resuming essential consultations to ensure that crucial projects can continue to be considered and decided upon.
Cllr Emine Ibrahim, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal, said:
This council’s priority is to start a new era of council homebuilding in Haringey. After decades without new council homes, the progress made over the last two years is striking – work has started on 331 homes and we’ve identified potential sites right across the borough, in every single ward, to deliver more.
Now more than ever, we are only too aware of the vital need for safe and decent homes for our residents, and the global coronavirus pandemic has exposed even more clearly how desperate this need is across the country.
In Haringey, we are determined to address that, and our programme will not just deliver good quality homes, but will also support good local jobs at a decent wage and help local businesses to build Haringey’s economy.
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