Building new council homes

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We’re committed to delivering and identifying 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets. The majority of these will be new build properties and some will be bought. All will be genuinely affordable homes that are big enough for families. One in ten of new build homes 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 won’t reach our target with just the big developments, so look for smaller 'infill' projects as well. When identifying ‘infill’ sites on existing estates, we make sure that 25 per cent of the homes are prioritised for those already living on the estate.

In addition, our housing association partners are also building hundreds of new homes for Tower Hamlets residents.

It's important that residents have the opportunity to help shape the new council homes we are building, 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 new build 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 to build new homes, 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:

Build Here - where should our next council homes be built?

Clichy Estate: Harriott, Apsley and Pattison Houses

Ashington House

Rooftop extensions

O'Brien House garages

Previous consultations:

Copenhagen Place

Edward Mann Close

Gill Street

Rushmead

Smithy Street

Walter Terrace

We’re committed to delivering and identifying 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets. The majority of these will be new build properties and some will be bought. All will be genuinely affordable homes that are big enough for families. One in ten of new build homes 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 won’t reach our target with just the big developments, so look for smaller 'infill' projects as well. When identifying ‘infill’ sites on existing estates, we make sure that 25 per cent of the homes are prioritised for those already living on the estate.

In addition, our housing association partners are also building hundreds of new homes for Tower Hamlets residents.

It's important that residents have the opportunity to help shape the new council homes we are building, 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 new build 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 to build new homes, 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:

Build Here - where should our next council homes be built?

Clichy Estate: Harriott, Apsley and Pattison Houses

Ashington House

Rooftop extensions

O'Brien House garages

Previous consultations:

Copenhagen Place

Edward Mann Close

Gill Street

Rushmead

Smithy Street

Walter Terrace