More council homes being built
An artist’s impression of the homes which are now going to replace the Lynch Pin pub
New homes for people on the housing waiting list are being built across the borough as work starts on phase two of the council’s small sites.
In 2016, the council identified 24 small development sites to be used for building new, and extending existing council homes. In total 120 new properties will be built.
In January, work started on four sites in Wexham and now work is beginning on phase two – six sites in Britwell and Northborough.
The sites in phase two include redundant garages and the site of the old run-down Lynch Pin public house and will deliver 16 new homes; a mixture of semi-detached houses and wheelchair accessible bungalows.
The new developments are being undertaken by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR) - a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd, which is driving regeneration across the town including in leisure, housing, community and school buildings.
Councillor Zaffar Ajaib, cabinet member urban renewal, said: “These six small sites, in addition to the four nearly complete, are the reality of our strategy to utilise small plots of land – garages, derelict properties and infill – to provide desperately needed, quality council homes for people of our town.
“With 120 new properties being built just in these small sites, alongside ones in the SUR’s new developments, we will be offering even more people on our waiting list access to decent quality affordable homes.”
The sites are:
- The former Lynch Pin public house - six new semi-detached houses with parking
- Land to rear of 40 Pemberton Road - a new wheelchair accessible bungalow on old garage site
- Land to rear of 14-26 Gascons Grove - two new semi-detached homes with parking on old garage site
- Land to rear of 8 Egerton Road - two new semi-detached homes with parking on old garage site
- Thirlmere Avenue - four new semi-detached homes with parking on a redundant parking area
- Land to the rear of 35-45 Wordsworth Road - a new, wheelchair accessible bungalow with parking on an old garage site.
Work by the SUR and Borras Construction started in September and will be ready for new council tenants by next summer.
Andy Howell, General Manager at Slough Urban Renewal said: “We are delighted that by working in partnership with the council, we are able to make a real difference to the people of Slough, providing much needed new council housing for those on the current waiting list.
“By transforming various small sites, we are improving local communities and contributing to the council’s demand for housing which will benefit all.”