Steve Brine MP

for Winchester & Chandler's Ford

30 OCT 2012

New council homes

Winchester's Conservative City Council has unveiled plans to build the first new council homes in the area for twenty five years.

The council, now led by Cllr Keith Wood, will invest around £50m to build more than 300 new homes over the next ten years. One of the first homes will come online in Compton where the old shop has been converted into flats. Further new build homes will quickly follow.

WCC's Portfolio Holder for New Homes Delivery, says; "This Conservative-led council is very different to those that have gone before it. It is never easy to build in Winchester but the political leadership is now there to do this and we have put the money in place. This is an absolutely wonderful position for this council to be in."

Winchester MP Steve Brine adds; "We are all absolutely committed to this policy and I am so proud it is a Conservative council delivering these homes. New council homes are the ultimate form of affordable housing. Furthermore, they are primarily for local people and they're being built in the kind of numbers which the city and its existing infrastructure can handle."

Full coverage of this new homes policy from Conservative-led Winchester City Council will appear on these pages in due course.

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