Ambitious homes scheme offers thousands in Hayes
Mayor of London’s £200m investment in ‘housing zones’ across the Capital
BORIS Johnson has announced a £200m investment in the capital, which will see thousands of new homes being built in Hayes town centre and Feltham.
The Mayor of London has set out 11 new ‘housing zones’ that will provide 24,554 new homes and create new neighbourhoods across London, including the boroughs of Hillingdon and Hounslow.
Mr Johnson invested an additional £200m to designate the final 11 zones, which stretch from Havering to Kingston and Enfield and bring the total number planned in London to 31.
The aim is to boost housing supply, stimulate building and produce the new low cost homes London needs to meet its growing population.
The 31 zones are estimated to bring 77,000 new homes, of which 34% will be affordable, alongside regeneration of key town centres, train station hubs and housing estates.
The plans include 2,788 for Hayes town centre and 3,339 for Feltham.
The mayor made the announcement on Thursday, March 10, as he officially opened a new affordable housing development in the heart of London’s West End.
Trenchard House, spanning across Broadwick & Hopkins Street, is a former derelict Metropolitan Police hostel, on Greater London Authority acquired land released by the mayor.
The site has undergone a £54 million redevelopment to build 78 new homes, including 65 affordable one to three bedroom apartments.
Mr Johnson, Uxbridge and South Ruislip MP, said: “Meeting the unprecedented demand for housing after 30 years of historic failure to build new homes is a critical issue affecting the capital.
“That is why I have led an enormous programme of regeneration with my 31 housing zones that will transform communities across London, creating nearly 80,000 new homes, plus new transport hubs and schools.
“This fantastic new housing development in the heart of the West End is delivering a life line to hard working local people who were priced out of Soho and desperate to reside nearby their places of work.”