New council houses to be built on disused garage sites

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Disused garage sites will soon be home to elderly disabled people in West Bletchley as 13 new council houses are built, it was announced today.

A total of 13 bungalows are expected to be completed by late summer/early autumn, with working starting imminently.

The homes will be a mixture of one and two bedroom bungalows - all with car ports and gardens.

The announcement follows the opening of similar bungalows at Briar Hill, Stacey Bushes last September, which were the first new council homes to be built in the borough since the mid 90s.

Councillor Hannah O’Neill, cabinet member responsible for housing, said: “We firmly believe every citizen has the right to a suitable, accessible and affordable home.

“These 13 bungalows are another step to delivering our commitment to a vibrant social and affordable housing market here in Milton Keynes.”

The bungalows will be built at three former garage sites in Neath Crescent (four homes), St George’s Road (four homes) and Whiteley Crescent (five homes).

The bungalows are being built in partnership with City Renovations after this company successfully won the contract tender last year.

Milton Keynes Council plans to build more than 100 new council homes over the coming years.

Currently Milton Keynes Council provides 12,600 homes for more than 25,000 citizens with plans to build 100 new council homes in the future.

Over 10 per cent of MK housing stock is owned by the council.