Building new council homes

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We’re committed to delivering 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets. These genuinely affordable homes will include properties big enough for families. One in ten will be wheelchair accessible.

At just eight square miles, space to build in Tower Hamlets is in short supply. We’re making the most of land that we already own, including buildings no longer used as they once were.

We’re also identifying ‘infill’ sites on existing estates. When we build on those sites, we make sure that 25 per cent of the homes are prioritised for those already living on the estate.

We won’t reach 2,000 homes with just the big developments, smaller projects are vital too.

It's important that residents have the opportunity to help shape the deliver of new council homes, both by having a say on planned and ongoing projects and by helping to identify future sites.

Our promise to residents

  • All homes will be genuinely affordable to make them suitable for local people on the council’s housing register.
  • We will build a mixture of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes – to meet the needs of a wide range of families and households.
  • 10 per cent of the homes we build will be wheelchair accessible.
  • All the homes will be built to modern housing standards with a focus on energy efficiency.
  • The homes will be attractively designed, maximising light wherever possible.
  • We will always strive to ensure new developments fit with, respect and complement the existing estate and local environment.
  • We will work hard to minimise the loss of open space and, where possible, even provide new additional open space for our residents to enjoy.
  • New developments will be built in a way that minimises disruption for local residents and only uses contractors who are part of the ‘Considerate Contractor Scheme’.
  • We will consult fully on any proposals, making sure you always have an opportunity to influence changes that are happening in your community. You can see details of ongoing and past consultations below:

Open for consultation:

Clichy Estate: Harriott, Apsley and Pattison Houses

Copenhagen Street

Rushmead

Previous consultations:

Edward Mann Close

Gill Street

Smithy Street

Walter Terrace

We’re committed to delivering 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets. These genuinely affordable homes will include properties big enough for families. One in ten will be wheelchair accessible.

At just eight square miles, space to build in Tower Hamlets is in short supply. We’re making the most of land that we already own, including buildings no longer used as they once were.

We’re also identifying ‘infill’ sites on existing estates. When we build on those sites, we make sure that 25 per cent of the homes are prioritised for those already living on the estate.

We won’t reach 2,000 homes with just the big developments, smaller projects are vital too.

It's important that residents have the opportunity to help shape the deliver of new council homes, both by having a say on planned and ongoing projects and by helping to identify future sites.

Our promise to residents

  • All homes will be genuinely affordable to make them suitable for local people on the council’s housing register.
  • We will build a mixture of 1, 2, 3 and 4 bedroom homes – to meet the needs of a wide range of families and households.
  • 10 per cent of the homes we build will be wheelchair accessible.
  • All the homes will be built to modern housing standards with a focus on energy efficiency.
  • The homes will be attractively designed, maximising light wherever possible.
  • We will always strive to ensure new developments fit with, respect and complement the existing estate and local environment.
  • We will work hard to minimise the loss of open space and, where possible, even provide new additional open space for our residents to enjoy.
  • New developments will be built in a way that minimises disruption for local residents and only uses contractors who are part of the ‘Considerate Contractor Scheme’.
  • We will consult fully on any proposals, making sure you always have an opportunity to influence changes that are happening in your community. You can see details of ongoing and past consultations below:

Open for consultation:

Clichy Estate: Harriott, Apsley and Pattison Houses

Copenhagen Street

Rushmead

Previous consultations:

Edward Mann Close

Gill Street

Smithy Street

Walter Terrace