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Newham council builds six new homes for families

PUBLISHED: 12:30 09 December 2016

Sir Robin Wales visited the properties to hand over the keys to the local families moving in

Sir Robin Wales visited the properties to hand over the keys to the local families moving in

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The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, welcomed families into the first properties built directly by Newham Council in 30 years.

Sir Robin celebrated the milestone by personally handing over the keys to families moving into the new homes, in Chatsworth Road, Maryland, on Tuesday.

The council’s repairs and maintenance team built six three-bedroom homes on the site, becoming one of the only local authorities in the country to be building new homes using their own resources.

Sir Robin said: “I am very proud of our repairs and maintenance team who have successfully delivered these high quality homes.

“This visionary approach uses our highly skilled officers to build much needed homes while saving the council millions of pounds.

“This is one of the innovative ways we are dealing with the effects of the housing crisis.”

Plans are already in place for the council to build even more homes, with more than 150 planned for the next three years.


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