Melton Borough Council

New council housing boost for Melton

Published Tuesday, 19th March 2019

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Melton Borough Council is pleased to announce that it is in the process of purchasing three new council homes to add to the Council’s stock of social housing, with further new council homes expected to be delivered over the course of the year.

These new homes are being funded through a government scheme that enables Melton Borough Council to directly reinvest money received from the sale of council homes sold under Right to Buy, which if not invested in new housing would be returned to the Government..

The new council homes announced today comprise of three bungalows.  These new bungalows will be let to one of the many households who have applied for council housing and need this type of home. These homes are an important addition to the Council’s housing stock, they will provide good quality housing to help meet the housing needs of Melton’s aging population.

Chair of the Place Committee, Cllr Mal Sheldon said: “This is only the first stage in the Council’s ambition to grow its council housing stock, to help more local people in need of an affordable and secure home.  The Council continues to look at all options to help meet local housing needs and will continue to take advantage of schemes like this that enable money from the sale of council  homes to be reinvested to benefit the local community.”

The Council is continuing to look at further options to increase housing options and choice for local people. The Council is currently assessing options for development of all its land assets in order to deliver a wider range of housing to meet local people’s needs.

The new council homes announced today will be let to local people in the same way the Council lets all of its affordable housing, on the basis of need and in accordance with the Council’s housing allocations policy.

 

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For more information please contact:

Hazel Paterson - Communications Officer

Melton Borough Council

hpaterson@melton.gov.uk

01664 504294