New council homes for Kingston

At this week's meeting of the Executive, Lead Member for Housing Cllr Penny Shelton welcomed the news that the Royal Borough has been awarded with an impressive £800,000 grant towards the cost of new-build social housing.

In the 'information items' segment of the meeting, Cllr Shelton announced that a bid by the Council for new affordable homes in the Old Malden area had been approved by the Department of Communities and Local Government.

Penny explained: "The money will be used to build 8 modern and energy efficient family homes on the site of Yew Tree House in Old Malden.

"This is excellent news for the borough. They are the first properties which the Government has granted the Council to build since the early 1990s, and will make a meaningful contribution to meeting local housing need for families.

Liberal Democrat Shelton added: "The quality of our submission for funds demonstrates this administration's commitment to new council housing in Kingston."

The Yew Tree build will go through the usual process of consultation within the Council's planning process.

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