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Work progressing on 63 council houses in Tipton

By Jordan Reynolds | Tipton | News | Published:

Work is underway on the construction of 63 new council homes in Tipton.

Sandwell Council is working with contractor Seddon to develop the site at Strathmore Road and Henn Street in Tipton.

The £10 million development is made up of 46 two-bedroom, eight three-bedroom and nine four-bedroom council homes.

Councillor Joanne Hadley, Sandwell Council's cabinet member for housing, visiting the site, said: "I'm extremely impressed with the progress that's being made since work started earlier in the year with roofs already on some of the properties.

"This is another example of the council working with a partner like Seddon to increase the quality and choice of affordable housing in Sandwell.

"Schemes such as this are part of the council's wider affordable housing development programme to increase the number of council-owned homes available.

“We’ve committed to investing around £70 million over three years as part of our on-going plans to build 650 new council homes.

“So far we’ve already handed over keys to around 250 new homes to tenants, with the building of a further 400 either underway or in the planning stage.”

Rob Moore, business unit regional director at Seddon, said: "The country's council housing has been severely diminished over the years. This significant investment by Sandwell Council, tackles the issue head on, and provides people in the local community with access to truly affordable housing.

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"As a business, our approach is to work closely with partners like Sandwell Council which puts people's needs first. We're confident that these new homes will benefit the local community for many years to come."

Funding for the homes has come from Sandwell Council’s Investment Programme and Homes England.

Deborah Casey, senior housing delivery manager for Homes England added: “It’s great to see this new development at Tipton taking shape.

“Homes England is committed to investing in quality, affordable homes that help people access the homes they need in the places they want to live – that’s why we’re supporting Sandwell Council through Homes England grant funding.”

The scheme is set to be completed in spring/early summer 2020.

Jordan Reynolds

By Jordan Reynolds
Reporter - @jreynolds_star

Senior reporter at the Express & Star.

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