Wokingham Borough Council opened the doors to 11 newly constructed social rent homes, in Tape Lane, Hurst. In addition to the delivery of more than 300 affordable homes across the borough built in the last 12 months, and with an additional 380 planned for next year, it is the first traditional council housing of its kind in over 20 years and a milestone achievement for the Council.
The development has two and three bedroom houses as well as one four bedroom bungalow. It has been built as part of Wokingham Borough Council’s ongoing commitment to provide genuinely affordable places for people to live.
Tape Lane has been constructed in partnership with the council-owned development company Wokingham Housing (WHL) and contractor, Life Build Solutions, on behalf of the council’s housing department.
“It was a privilege to view our newly constructed council houses and to meet local residents. These new social rent homes are a welcome addition in the borough and will be let to those on the housing register,” said Mayor of Wokingham Borough, Cllr Bill Soane.
The council has committed to building over a 1,000 homes in the next four years, of various type which will include; social rent, affordable housing and shared equity.