More sites approved for new council homes in Haringey
Council homes could be built at nine new sites across the borough as part of Haringey Council’s ambitious drive to deliver 1,000 council homes at council rents by 2022.
In addition to more than fifty sites already identified for potential Council house building, Haringey’s Cabinet has now agreed to explore the possibility of building new council homes at the following sites:
- 50 Tottenham Lane in Hornsey ward;
- West Indian Cultural Centre, Clarendon Road, 1-8 Barbara Hucklesbury Close, Russell Avenue and 71 Bury Road in Noel Park ward;
- Reynardson Court/Chestnut and Dawlish Road/Scales Road in Tottenham Hale ward;
- Avenue Mews in Muswell Hill ward; and
- Tiverton Road Estate and Frederick Messer Estate in Seven Sisters ward.
This is only the start of the process but, if it is decided to go ahead on these sites, it is believed they could have the potential to deliver up to 380 new homes
These sites will not only support our initial programme to deliver a thousand new homes by 2022 but will start putting in place a pipeline of sites to support a long-term sustainable programme of council house building. With 10,000 households on our waiting list for a decent affordable home, this could not be a more important aim for this Council.
Progress is being made on sites across the borough. A number of schemes that will deliver new Council homes have started on site, including 23 homes at 500 White Hart Lane and 131 homes at the Welbourne Centre, while work has started on site on 11 homes at Templeton Road – the first new Council homes being built by the Council itself.
Cllr Emine Ibrahim, Cabinet Member for Housing and Estate Renewal, said: “Our ambitious plans to deliver council homes in Haringey are still in the early stages, but as the plans progress, we need to be sure that they work for the local community. It’s vital that we deliver council homes at council rents and it’s our priority to make sure that we create safe, secure, good quality homes for our residents. The 1,000 council homes by 2022 is only the start – after the delivery of the 1,000, we’ll build more. We desperately need homes in Haringey for our residents. I’m thrilled that for the first time since the 1970s, council home delivery in Haringey is starting again.”
The homes on the Templeton site are the first in the programme to be directly delivered by the Council. Watch Cllr Ibrahim and the Council Leader, Cllr Joseph Ejiofor, discussing the scheme.