First council homes for 20 years

First council homes built in Wealden for more than 20 years
First council homes built in Wealden for more than 20 years

The first batch of brand new council houses for more than 20 years are nearing completion in Wealden.

Wealden District Council is putting the finishing touches to Wealden’s first new build council houses in Willingdon.

The 16 new homes, to be called Towermill Mews, are expected to be completed this autumn in time for the first lettings in November 2013.

Cllr Graham Wells, Cabinet member for Housing, said the development will provide ‘tremendous homes’ and it is a ‘great investment for the council.’

He said: “These properties have been built to reflect the highest levels of energy saving benefits, including photovoltaic solar panels and high levels of insulation.

“All the homes are designed to allow adaption to different domestic needs under the Lifetime Homes standards.

“They are a great investment for the council and will provide tremendous homes for the new tenants.”

Towermill Mews is one of three new build council housing projects which Wealden District Council is undertaking, creating a total of 64 new homes.

The £8 million project will be the first council houses built by Wealden for over 20 years.

New developments are also taking place at Bracken Close, Crowborough, and Evelyn Clark Square, Forest Row.

The new homes at Towermill Mews will be rented out at affordable rents.

A spokesman for Wealden District Council said the rents will be higher than the current social rent for the 3,100 properties the council already owns, but less than current market rents.

The homes will be available to local people who are registered for housing with Wealden District Council.

For more information about council services visit the council’s website at www.wealden.gov.uk