Am­bi­tious homes scheme of­fers thou­sands in Hayes

Mayor of Lon­don’s £200m in­vest­ment in ‘hous­ing zones’ across the Cap­i­tal

Harefield Gazette - - NEWS - By Kather­ine Cle­men­tine kather­ine.cle­men­tine@trin­i­tymir­ror.com

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.”

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