Homes built will be amongst the first that Liberal Democrat Kingston Council has directly commissioned within the last 25 years and will remain in the council’s ownership as part of the general needs housing stock.
The programme objectives include:
- delivery of new affordable housing (primarily social rented housing) on under-utilised council sites
- minimisation of the disposal of council land and assets
- delivery of high quality homes which reflect the Council’s aspiration for new housing whilst being affordable to build, maintain and live in.
- support options for residents affected by the regeneration on Cambridge Road Estate.
With the pressing need for more homes in Kingston, the small sites affordable housing programme will see us build council homes at 100 per cent London Affordable Rent. The homes are funded jointly by the Mayor for London and Kingston Council. Planning permission has now been given and we intend to be on site by January 2021.
We know that good quality housing can play a major role in people’s health, including mental health. In the first phase, up to 112 new homes will be constructed across 4 sites in Canbury, Norbiton Chessington and Coombe Hill using disused vacant buildings, cleared land and garage sites.