Kingston Council to roll out ‘first in a generation’ new build council homes programme

The council has secured £9.5m in funding from the GLA to support this scheme which will provide new build housing for over 100 households who are in housing need and on the council’s Housing Register.

100% of homes will be low-cost rent for Kingston residents and the schemes are designed to be highly energy efficient with significant reductions in CO2 emissions and other environmental features including Solar Panels and charging points for electric cars.

Approval has been given for four schemes, providing a total of 101 homes for residents.

  • Cumberland House, Kingston Hill - 41 new homes and improvements to the existing landscaping and play area
  • York Way, Chessington - 19 new homes and a new play area for new and existing residents
  • Roupell House, Kingston - 23 homes and a new play area
  • Cambridge Road small site, Kingston - 18 new homes

Councillor Emily Davey, Portfolio Holder for Housing and Public Health, said:

‘We are delivering on our manifesto commitment to build more council housing. Ensuring we provide good quality, affordable housing for our residents is of the utmost importance. I am delighted that we are able to build the first council homes for the borough in over 30 years.

 

These schemes are very exciting, they will be energy efficient and will provide improvements to greening and biodiversity wherever possible, and all at low-cost rents. I welcome this programme, it will improve housing in Kingston and provide family homes for those in most need."

Published: 10th December 2020