Labour welcomes the news that thirty new council homes in Selsfield Drive have been completed five weeks ahead of schedule – and are the latest in the Council’s New Homes for Neighbourhoods building programme.
14 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom flats make up the Hawkridge Court development, including two wheelchair accessible homes.
The building, which is constructed to high energy and water efficiency standards, includes solar PV at roof level and integrates a sustainable urban drainage system.
Under the Labour and now Green administrations in the last 18 months, 135 additional council homes have been achieved towards our target of 800 more council homes. When we left administration, we were on course to meet that target and we will continue to work with the Greens to see that work through.
Councillor Gill Williams, the Labour’s Housing Spokesperson, said:
“It’s great to see these lovely new council flats completed early.
“Council staff and contractors worked hard to keep the development on track and maintain safety on the construction site, in line with Covid-19 restrictions.
“Every new council home makes a vital difference in tackling the city’s housing crisis.”