Council pledges to build 1000 homes

Wed 22 October 2014, 10:26 am

Reading Borough Council is planning to build 1,000 homes in the city over the next 30 years.

The initiative has been set up to meet the growing need for affordable housing, with 9,000 people on the council’s waiting list for housing.

The scheme, which was unveiled in September, will be delivered in phases, the first of which is already being planned – to build 100 homes, 40 of which will be based at Conwy Close. The council pledges to build 250 over the first five years. 

Councillor Richard Davies, lead member for housing, said: “The addition of up to 1,000 homes – alongside continued improvements to our existing accommodation – represents a significant investment. 

“This, on top of the newly delivered 40 homes for older people at Cedar Court and the recently announced supported living scheme nearby, demonstrates this council’s on-going commitment to providing good quality affordable housing for people in our town.”

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