Friday, 23 September 2011

Residents moving in to new council homes

Last week Councillors Alex Russell and Rick Muir welcomed new residents to Dunnock Mews - the new council homes that have been built off Rendlesham Road.  The Cabinet Member for Housing Phil Glanville also attended.

The flats are now about 80 per cent allocated.  Most of the new residents have been allocated from estate re-development programmes elsewhere, although a minority have been allocated via Choice Based Letting. The flats at Dunnock and Goldcrest Mews are some of the first flats to be built directly by the council rather than a housing association in around two decades, following a decision by the last Labour government to encourage councils to build their own homes again.