Slough Deputy Council Leader Cllr. James Swindlehurst praised four brand new affordable homes built by Thames Valley Housing Association (TVH), on the site a former garage during a visit to mark their completion.
Cllr Swindlehurst met resident, Osmah Rehman, who moved into her home just a month ago. At her previous accommodation her 13 year old son had to share a bedroom with his younger sister. Now they have a room each and a garden to enjoy.
Cllr Swindlehurst who is also the council’s Commissioner for Neighbourhoods and Renewal said, “To see spacious and affordable family homes where once there were only derelict garages shows the success of our ambitious housing programme in Slough. I am delighted to see Osmah and her family enjoying their new home”
The development at Belle Vue Place is one of 6 garage sites sold by the council to TVH, who developed them into 14, 3, 4, and 5 bedroom homes for social rent in partnership with Pentair Construction.
Geeta Nanda, Chief Executive Officer at TVH said, “TVH is an organisation that has a social purpose at its heart. Providing homes for people to live in happily and from their, to get on and develop their lives, is the essence of that purpose. I am delighted that through our relationsh[p with Slough Borough Council, we’ve succeeded in doing exactly that for Ms Rehman and the other residents at all the sites.
Belle Vue Place along with the other five sites at Derwent Drive, Lincoln Way, London Road, Moray Drive and Stour Close, have all gone to people in housing need from Slough. The 14 new homes in Slough have been supported with an investment of £700,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the national affordable housing agency for England.
Chris Martin, (HCA) Area Manager said: “This project is important to us because it provides access to new and high quality affordable homes in an area where they are badly needed.
“We know from our work in Berkshire and across the south of England that homes like these make a huge difference to the communities in which they are based. It’s great to see them completed and I hope Osmah and her neighbours are very happy living in this new development.”
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