100th new council home marks milestone for borough
The first tenants are settling into their new homes at The Orchard in Park Barn, where we recently completed the build of 18 flats, nine of which are wheelchair-accessible.
The homes are on the site of the former Apple Tree pub and have been welcomed by the local community.
Since 2014, when central government gave local councils new powers to build more council homes, we have built more than 115 new properties around the borough. We also have several other sites in development including 12 flats at Ladymead which are due to complete this autumn.
The new homes will be allocated to those on the council's Housing Register, which currently has over 2,000 people awaiting a new home.
Pictured above, from left to right: Philip O'Dwyer, Cllr James Steel, Cllr Angela Goodwin, Rachel Harper, Cllr Fiona White.
Published on Monday 2 September.