Making sure more good quality housing including affordable homes is one of the main priorities for Hounslow Council and to this end the council is working in partnership with registered providers of social housing to create new homes through its house building programme.
The Heston Regeneration Scheme is one such example; working together with the Shepherds Bush Housing Group [SBHG], Hounslow Council is providing 88 new affordable homes with SBHG delivering 14.
Councillor Steve Curran, Leader of Hounslow Council and Paul Doe, Chief Executive of SBHG, visited Heston to see the progress being made on the SBHG scheme
Their tour included looking at homes – 14 one and two bedroom homes with communal space – at each stage of development from pre-development through to completion.
The scheme will also include a new leisure centre.
Cllr Curran said: “SBHG is one of the council’s long standing registered provider partners, which continues to deliver affordable housing in the borough.
“It’s heartening to see we can have a real impact to help change people’s lives for the better.
“Paul Doe and his team at SBHG work closely with us and make it happen for local people.”
The pair also visited 20 homes on London Road, a mixture of one to three bed apartments for both affordable rent and shared ownership, completed this year
While there, Cllr Curran and Mr Doe met one resident who moved into her three bedroom house in September and says that she and her family are enjoying being part of a community.
Whilst at the London Road development, Cllr Curran and Mr Doe also visited a shared ownership apartment and a home adapted for people with disabilities.
Mr Doe said: “We’re pleased to work so closely with Hounslow council to deliver new affordable homes for local residents particularly as we’re the only housing association with its headquarters in the borough.”
SBHG is also developing homes for both shared ownership and affordable rent in Bedfont Lane, Hampton Road West, and in Brentford.