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Council to build first council housing in Enfield for 30 years

Published Wednesday, 04 December 2013

Some of the first council houses will be built in Enfield for 30 years after planning permission to redevelop seven small sites around Enfield Town and Chase Side was granted.

Enfield Council decided to demolish six sheltered housing blocks in July 2012 and a seventh site has since been added to the scheme. Full planning approval has now been received to demolish the last remaining block cited at Forty Hill. The land will now be used to build a mix of one, two, three and four bedroom homes. 

The self-financing scheme will provide 94 high quality new properties including 37 affordable homes owned by the Council for shared ownership or rent from autumn 2014. The Council secured £700,000 of funding to support the scheme.

Cllr Ahmet Oykener, Enfield Council’s Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “This is great news for residents and it will be very exciting to follow the progress of the development and see people that are in need of a home of their own moving into their new property.

”This scheme is a good example of how councils can solve a shortage of affordable housing by using an innovative and imaginative way of getting round problems for the benefit of the wider community.”

The chosen developer will start on site at Parsonage Lane and Jasper Close April 2014.

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