Havering housing boss gets keys to nine new affordable homes

PUBLISHED: 10:00 27 August 2017

Housing boss Cllr Damian White at the new Lombard Court council housing development in Poplar Street. Picture: Havering Council/Keith Brown

Housing boss Cllr Damian White at the new Lombard Court council housing development in Poplar Street. Picture: Havering Council/Keith Brown

Havering Council/Keith Brown

Havering Council has taken delivery of the keys to nine new homes two months early.

The development, in Poplar Street, Romford, has two two-bedroom houses and two three-bedroom houses for affordable rent and two two-bedroom houses and three three-bedroom houses for Low Cost Home Ownership (LCHO).

Deputy leader of the council and cabinet member for housing, Councillor Damian White, said: “These are high standard homes, complete with solar panels and energy efficient insulation, for Havering people.

“The four properties for affordable rent will only be available for people who have lived in Havering for at least six years and the five LCHO properties will also be available only for local people.

“The site used to have a sheltered housing scheme on it which was closed some time ago as not being fit for purpose.”

The first council tenants are expected to move in during September and the LCHO properties will soon be on the market for people to buy.

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