Just as the largest ever investment programme into council housing in Kingston has been launched, the Liberal Democrat Administration has more good news for Council tenants with an announcement that over £500,000 New Homes Bonus Grant will be used this year to bring ten long-term empty three bedroom properties in the Norbiton/Mount Pleasant area back into family use.
Liberal Democrat councillors have fiercely campaigned and lobbied Ministers to unlock funds for Kingston’s housing tenants.
Councillor Frances Moseley, Executive Member with special responsibility for Housing said,
“This is really exciting –these houses have been empty for a long time because of damp problems and bringing them back into use will relieve some of the pressure on family houses, bring in an income stream from rent and council tax, and generate more new homes bonus. This is a real boost as it will improve the Norbiton and Mount Pleasant community too.”