22 Jan CHESSINGTON TO HAVE BOROUGH’S FIRST NEW COUNCIL HOMES IN MORE THAN THREE DECADES
Chessington will benefit from Kingston Council’s ‘first in a generation’ new build council homes programme.
The council has secured £9.5million in funding from the Greater London Authority to build 101 new houses across four schemes in the borough, including York Way, a 19-home development which will include a new play area for new and existing residents.
All homes will offer low-cost rent for Kingston residents with environmentally-friendly features such as solar panels and charging points for electric cars.
Councillor Emily Davey, portfolio holder for housing and public health at Kingston Council, said: “I am delighted we are able to build the first council homes for the borough in more than 30 years. These schemes are very exciting, they will be energy efficient and will provide improvements to greening and biodiversity wherever possible, and all at low-cost rents.”