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Two affordable rent housing schemes currently underway in Northfleet

PUBLISHED: 12:05 10 March 2017 | UPDATED: 12:22 10 March 2017

The construction site

The construction site

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All of the houses built will be wheelchair accessible

The construction team outside the developmentsThe construction team outside the developments

Two new council ‘affordable rent’ housing schemes are being built in Northfleet.

The current construction work is being done at Farlow Close where three two-bedroom and two three-bedroom homes are being built for affordable rent. Both three-bed houses will be fully wheelchair compliant.

Planning permission for this scheme was granted in November 2015, part of the land previously accommodated underutilised single storey garages.

Works started on site in December last year with the garages being demolished and hoarding being erected. The homes are expected to be finished by the autumn.

Work is also underway at a second scheme at Tooley Street. Planning permission was granted in September 2015. This development will provide two three-bed council houses with one being fully wheelchair compliant and the other being designed to be able to be adapted for people with disabilities.

The site formerly had 16 underutilised garages on it. Completion at Tooley Street is expected by the summer.

Planning permission was also granted in November 2016 for a further council scheme at Packham Road. This scheme will provide six two-bedroom houses, three one- bed bungalows and one two-bed fully wheelchair compliant bungalow.

Cabinet member for housing, Gravesham councillor Anthony Pritchard, said: “There is some really good work going on at the moment in our Housing Development team. They are working hard to increase our housing stock and bring more council properties into the borough. So far since 2011 we have delivered four schemes, which equates to 24 properties and these additional schemes will mean that number rises, which is great news for Gravesham and great news for tenants.”

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