Sutton council sets up housing company

Fri 8th August 2014, 10:58 am

Sutton Council has announced it will be setting up a company to build houses of all tenure types in the borough.

In the coming years, up to 140 new homes will be built by the council across a number of sites, including in areas such as Carshalton, Ludlow Lodge, Wallington and Fellowed Road.

The council is also working closely with the private sector to encourage housing developments.

Councillor Jayne McCoy, chair of Sutton Council’s housing, economy, business committee, said: "There is a huge demand for new homes that isn’t being met in our borough and we are determined to do something about it.

"We want to build new council housing and new private housing with a social purpose at its heart. It will give people more choice and a greater chance of getting on or moving up the housing ladder."

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