Good quality homes and jobs

Good quality homes and jobs

Making sure more good quality homes, including affordable homes, are provided for residents and tackling homelessness. Supporting economic growth and improving our town centres. And making the most of being close to Heathrow, central London and the Thames Valley to help people get and keep good quality jobs.

Orange tickTwo new housing zones have been created. More than 3,600 new homes will be built in Hounslow and 3,300 in Feltham.

 

Orange tick2,760 affordable homes have been provided (93% of the target). 310 new council homes have been built and a further 102 are under construction.

Orange tick400 homes on the Ivybridge estate have been modernised with new kitchens and bathrooms.

 

Orange tickA new 40 home sheltered scheme for older residents has been opened at Hogarth Court in Heston.

 

Orange tickAll council housing meets the “decent homes” standard for warmth, dryness and safety.

 

Orange tickNearly £2 million has been invested each year in improving communal areas at council housing.

 

Orange tickTenants are increasingly satisfied with the council’s improved housing management service. 83% are happy with the quality of repairs.

Orange tickPeople in temporary accommodation has been reduced by 23% and the use of Bed & Breakfast has been reduced by 67%.

 

Orange tickTough action has been taken against rogue landlords renting sub-standard and illegal accommodation.

 

Orange tickThe council campaigned for a better not bigger Heathrow Airport. In light of the go-ahead for a third runway we will seek to ensure that Hounslow residents benefit from the economic growth and good quality jobs created.

Orange tickRegeneration of Hounslow and Brentford town centres, and the “Golden Mile” area of the Great West Road is underway.

 

Orange tickPublic transport links along the Golden Mile are being improved. Plans for a service from Transport Avenue to Crossrail at Southall are well developed.