Local residents in Hounslow will now reap the benefits of the Council’s first zero-carbon housing scheme.
Published: Tuesday, 23rd May 2023
The two-year project, which was developed in partnership with Neilcott Construction, saw 13 affordable homes being built.
The Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development, Councillor Tom Bruce, was joined by Councillor Samia Chaudhary and Councillor Afzaal Kiani for the official completion event on Thursday 18 May. The councillors met with residents now living in the scheme and celebrated this important milestone.
Located on the corner of Staines Road and Frampton Road in Hounslow, the scheme incorporates the use of Air Source Heat Pumps, photovoltaic panels and a highly efficient building fabric, which contributes to Hounslow Council tackling the climate emergency it declared in 2019.
Four of the 13 homes are shared ownership homes, which means the residents own a share of their new homes and supports residents starting out on the home-ownership ladder. The other nine homes will be let at social rent.
The Deputy Leader of Hounslow Council and Cabinet Member for Climate, Environment and Transport Strategy, Councillor Katherine Dunne, said
“Like many other London boroughs, Hounslow is facing an acute housing shortage. This scheme epitomises our commitment to tackling the housing crisis and building 1,000 new council homes over the next four years. Not only will these residents benefit from homes at affordable rent, but they will also benefit from homes with a zero- carbon design.”
With Hounslow Council delivering 400 council homes over the past year, Cllr Bruce also attended the ground-breaking of another development in Feltham last week. A demolished garage site on Ashford Road will be converted into 13 new affordable homes through a partnership with the housing association Sapphire Independent Housing.
Speaking about the Council’s development plans, Councillor Tom Bruce, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Development at Hounslow Council, added:
“Affordable homes will simply not happen without investment and growth from businesses and developers. The Council is keen to cement its reputation as a borough where businesses and developers can invest for the benefit of local people.
“As a Council, we have a responsibility to create thriving neighbourhoods where communities can connect and businesses can flourish.”
This completion event coincided with the Leader of Hounslow Council, Councillor Shantanu Rajawat, attending the UK’s Real Estate Investment & Infrastructure Forum in Leeds this week. The three day event, which is built around the Build Back Better and Levelling Up agendas, was created to help a range of sectors meet and develop business.