Search

Residents first in line for homes in Harold Hill redevelopment

09:00 19 June 2014

An artist

An artist's impression of what Chippenham Road, Harold Hill, will look like. Picture: London Borough of Havering

Archant

Residents will be given top priority over brand new council properties after a lettings policy was pushed through last month.

More than 270 new homes are due to be built by the council on the Briar Road and Hilldene estates in Harold Hill, and current residents in the area will be first in line to move in.

Work started on the estates last year, with Briar Road expected to have 102 new homes, more parking spaces and improved street lighting when complete,

The Hilldene estate is expected to hold 172 new properties, a state of the art library and an improved Hilldene Shopping Centre too.

Havering Council’s lead member for housing Cllr Damian White said: “I’m really pleased that the local lettings policy has now become official. It’s crucial that Harold Hill residents benefit first from the improvements the Council is making throughout the area.”

The new policy came in after Havering Council wanted to ensure that residents in Harold Hill would benefit from the regeneration initiative.

Cllr White added: “[I] would urge all those interested to take advantage of their ability to get top priority when it comes to bidding for a new family home.”

The new properties are expected to be ready in spring next year.

Latest News Stories

Yesterday, 15:07

Firefighters are tackling a blaze at a workshop in Crow Lane, Romford, believed to have been caused by a gas canister explosion.

Yesterday, 13:30
Rocky

A leading animal charity has said cat cruelty is “skyrocketing” after a family pet was shot with an air rifle for the third time this month.

Yesterday, 16:30
Two new train strikes are planned for June 4 and June 9  (Photo by Cate Gillon/Getty Images)

Network Rail workers are to stage two strikes next month after a new pay offer was rejected.

Yesterday, 14:59
A c2c train pulling into London Fenchurch Street. They have put on 18 additional late night trains for We Are FSTVL.

Train operator c2c will be putting on additional late night services for party-goers at We Are FSTVL in Upminster this weekend.

Most read news

News from your area

WW100

Click on the banner above for full coverage of the centenary commemorations of the outbreak of the First World War.

Competitions

The sell out 2014 event 32 Londoners, returns to the Coca-Cola London Eye!

The Coca-Cola London Eye is proud to announce that 32 Londoners will be returning this June, following last year’s sell out event. The event will feature 32 talks, in each of the London Eye’s 32 capsules on 32 extraordinary Londoners.

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Romford Recorder e-edition today E-edition
Family Notices 24


Our trusted business finder