New council homes
Brent Housing Partnership (BHP) is building the first new council homes in Brent for 30 years on behalf of Brent Council. Funding for the new homes has come from the council and the Greater London Authority (GLA), and seven new council owned family homes were completed in June 2016.
The seven homes have been built at:
- Slough Lane, Kingsbury
- Eskdale Close, North Wembley
- Runbury Circle, Welsh Harp
The homes cost £1.4m to build with help from a grant of £326,000 from the GLA. This is the first time in three decades that the council has funded its own building programme and comes in addition to the wider work the council is doing to tackle the housing crisis and provide affordable housing for residents.
Brent's latest housing report confirms that 2014-15 was a bumper year for housing completions in Brent. 1,693 new homes were built over the year, including 773 new affordable homes. With almost half of these new homes being affordable, Brent is doing well against its set affordable housing target of 50%. The 773 new affordable homes that were built included 499 social and affordable rented homes and 274 intermediate homes.
Almost half of the new homes have been delivered in Brent's major growth areas of Alperton, Burnt Oak/Colindale, Church End, South Kilburn and Wembley. Additional homes were delivered through the continuing Barham Park Estate regeneration programme and the development of sites on the Stonebridge Estate.