Southwark continues pledge on new council homes

Southwark Council has granted planning permission for hundreds of brand new council homes as part of a programme to build 11,000 new council homes in the borough.

The council is building new homes on infill sites on existing housing estate land as part of a Direct Delivery programme. As part of the initiative, the council has agreed to 50 per cent of all new council homes being offered as local lettings in the first instance so local residents can benefit from the developments.

Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, said: “Southwark Council continues to tackle the housing crisis head-on by delivering new homes of all kinds for our residents, a key part of this work is our ground-breaking programme to build 11,000 new council homes, the largest new council home build programme in the country. With 360 new council homes already complete with residents already moved in and these sites ready to start soon, we are leading the charge to provide quality affordable homes for our residents.”

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