Thousands of new homes to be built in Alperton as part the Mayor of London’s Housing Zone scheme
PUBLISHED: 15:42 29 July 2015 | UPDATED: 15:42 29 July 2015
Thousands of new homes will be built in Brent as part the Mayor of London’s Housing Zone scheme, it has been announced today.
The Greater London has injected £17.9 million into the project that will result in more than 3,213 homes, 880 of the affordable, being built in Alperton by 2025.
Situated on the north side of the Grand Union canal, Alperton Housing Zone also borders the Old Oak and Park Royal site, which will also be developed by Boris Johnson and is estimated to create around 24,000 jobs and further new homes.
Alperton is one of three new Housing Zones named today alongside, Edgware Road and Sutton.
Cllr Margaret McLennan, Brent Council’s lead member for housing and development, said: “This is fantastic news for Brent and our key growth areas of Alperton and Wembley.
“We all know that the demand for new homes outstrips the supply, so as a council we are doing everything we can to get more homes built in Brent and tackle the housing crisis. This funding will help us achieve this aim.”
So far 18 out of the 20 Housing Zones across London have now been announced by Mr Johnson bringing the total number of homes to be built to 50,965.
Almost a third will be affordable or rental homes.
Mr Johnson said: “We have worked very hard to reach our goal of 50,000 homes, and we’ve done it with two more Housing Zones to go. This scheme has proven extremely popular with boroughs, who have clearly been looking for just that extra bit of assistance in revving up their housebuilding to answer clear demand from Londoners. I could not be more pleased at the progress of this innovative scheme and the real outcomes it has delivered for our city.”
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