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Dozens of homes from garage sites

by Marco Cillario Fri 21 October 2016, 10:46 am

A project to turn council-owned garage sites into homes is under way.

The plan, first announced in March, will see Waltham Forest Council work with Keepmoat to provide 52 new homes across 15 sites across the borough. The homes are aimed at being affordable.

Demolition work has started on St Leonards Avenue in Chingford, where two new three-bedroom houses will be built.

“Increasing our stock of affordable housing for local people is one of our top priorities, so it’s great to see the progress being made on this important scheme,” said Councillor Khevyn Limbajee, cabinet member for housing. “Our aim is to provide thousands of new homes across the borough, and a significant number of these will be provided on council-owned land.”

The 52 new homes will be a mixture of houses and flats. They will be built to high sustainability standards, with solar panels, condensing gas boilers, insulated walls and roofs, which will help to keep energy bills as low as possible.

Work on all 15 sites is scheduled for completion in March 2017. 

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