Kingston Council puts forward plans to deliver affordable new homes for vulnerable residents
The council is focused on continuing to make Kingston a fairer place, by ensuring that every resident is supported and has increased opportunities for a happy and healthy life.
An important part of this is working to meet the growing housing needs and aspirations of residents, through having the right mix of good quality housing and services to support those in need.
That is why Kingston Council has been working with community stakeholders, internal colleagues and a design team to bring forward initial proposals to redevelop the former care home on Acre Road, Murray House, to provide genuinely affordable housing, at council rent levels, for Kingston’s older residents and for individuals with learning disabilities.
The scheme looks to create 40+ homes by regenerating an existing, well-located and vacant site, and will provide new private and public landscaping for all to use as part of a high-quality and sustainable, carbon neutral design.
To find out more about the project, give your views and meet the project team, please come along to one of our drop in engagement events:
- Saturday 28th October, 11am – 3pm
- Thursday 2nd November, 4pm – 7pm
Both events will be at The Pixton Room, Units 5-7 Canbury Business Park, Elm Crescent, Kingston-upon-Thames, KT2 6HL.
You can also visit our website to take part online: https://transformkingston.co.uk/acreroad/
Cllr Emily Davey, Portfolio Holder for Housing, said:
Projects like this, that help us to create new, affordable homes at council rent levels for some of our most vulnerable residents, are high on our list of priorities as a council.
By focussing on what our residents need, we can deliver the right places for them to live that maximise people’s wellbeing and independence, whilst also ensuring that we create sustainable homes that help us towards a carbon neutral future.
I look forward to hearing feedback on the proposals from our communities, and encourage everyone to let us know their views by attending one of the events, or visiting the website to complete a survey online.