New council homes on the way
An impression of the Belfast Avenue site
Work is underway to build more new homes on small sites across the borough.
The council’s small sites transformation programme aims to bring small sites, such as old garages and parcels of land not usually attractive to developers, into use for new homes.
The fourth phase includes:
- Turton Way, Chalvey - four new two-bedroom homes on a disused car parking and garage site
- Belfast Avenue, Manor Park - one four-bedroom, six three-bedroom and five two-bedroom homes, including two homes adapted for use by people with disabilities on a disused site bought from Herschel Grammar School
- Newport Road, Lynch Hill - two two-bedroom homes on a disused garage site
- Wentworth Avenue, Britwell - 12 three-bedroom homes and a new ex-serviceman’s club on the site of the former Britwell ex-serviceman’s club
- Cheviot Road, Langley - three two-bedroom homes on a disused garage site
- Bowyer Drive, Cippenham - one two-bedroom and two three-bedroom homes on a disused garage site.
An impression of the Wentworth Avenue site
Councillor Mohammed Nazir, cabinet member for housing, said: “These small sites, in addition to the six in phase three, six in phase two and four in phase one, 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 the people of our town.
“With more than 130 new properties being built just in these small sites, alongside ones in SUR’s new developments, we will be offering even more people access to decent quality affordable homes.”
In 2016, the council identified 25 small development sites to be used for building new, and extending existing, council homes. In total, more than 130 new properties will be built.
The new developments are being undertaken by Slough Urban Renewal (SUR), a partnership between Slough Borough Council and Morgan Sindall Investments Ltd.
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 homes for local people.
“SUR has been working hard to bring these challenging sites forward and it is very satisfying to see phase four beginning.
“By transforming various small sites, we are improving local communities and contributing to the council’s demand for housing which will benefit all.”