Search

Work starts on Harold Hill estate project

14:05 05 March 2014

The transformation of the Briar Road Estate. Harold Hill.

The transformation of the Briar Road Estate. Harold Hill.

Archant

The first brick has been laid on one of Havering Council’s controversial new-home projects.

Work has started on the Briar Road Estate project in Harold Hill, which will see 102 new fmaily homes let at affordable rents across 33 sites of the estate.

Residents of the estate will have “top priority” for the new homes, which are being built by Notting Hill Housing Trust.

The work forms part of the council’s Harold Hill Ambitions project, agreed in 2008, to tackle deprivation in the area.

It comes on the back of a £300k investment the Council has made to revamp nearby play area, Bosworth Field. The new park includes a fully marked out football pitch, outdoor keep fit equipment, and improved landscaping.

Cabinet member for housing, Cllr Lesley Kelly, said: “It’s great to see work gathering pace on the Briar. The estate has a thriving community spirit and that’s why I’m so keen to build on this by making sure that the local letting policy gives Briar residents top priority for the new homes once they are built.”

For more on the Briar Road Estate, click the link on the right.

Related articles

0 comments

Latest Romford News Stories

5 minutes ago
David Babbs with friend Chris Creevy in hospital after the attack

A moped rider has recalled the harrowing moments of being smashed off his bike and having his kneecap beaten by hammer-wielding robbers.

Yesterday, 16:18
South Street, Romford

The premises licence of a popular bar has been revoked following a “catalogue of errors and breaches” allegedly made in response to incidents.

Yesterday, 12:33
Goodmayes Hospital

A mental health unit for teenagers is to close temporarily following a Care Quality Commission (CQC) inspection.

Yesterday, 12:18
Upminster based security firm Hillis Security Systems Ltd, has been shortlisted for the Which? Trusted Trader of the year award

Staff at a security firm are celebrating after learning they have reached the shortlist for a top industry award.

Yesterday, 11:05
Record amount of hospital admissions in 2014/15. Photo: Press Association

More than 1,400 people in Havering were taken to hospital with an obesity related health issue in a record breaking year for admissions.

Yesterday, 07:45
Two fire engines attended a house fire in Patricia Drive, Hornchurch, last night. Picture: PA

Firefighters attended a house fire in Hornchurch after a cupboard was set alight.

Yesterday, 07:00
Resident Brian Laws outside Sunrise Lodge

Hundreds of sheltered housing units for over 60s are under review, as part of a plan to modernise facilities across the borough.

Mon, 15:00
C&R Appliances at  Gants Hill, has ha a new showroom fitted for people to come an view appliances
CEO Chris Wade.

A family business promising “luxury appliances at affordable prices” is celebrating its expansion, as staff open a new showroom.

Newsletter Sign Up

Most read news

HOT JOBS

Show Job Lists

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

Kindle 7 inch tablet

Are you looking for a brand new gadget to help you stay connected on the go and make that long journey home a bit more entertaining? Look no further. MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Kindle Fire 7” Display Tablets! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Yummy traditional afternoon teas for two

MyOffers is giving you the chance to win 1 of 50 Traditional Afternoon Teas for two at a location of your choice! That’s 50 times more chances to win, so hurry up and enter our competition today and you could be one of our lucky winners!

Digital Edition

cover

Enjoy the
Romford Recorder
e-edition today

Subscribe