Right to return residents view new council homes in Rainham

Mick Ferris

Joint venture partners Havering Council and Wates Residential have welcomed residents back to the former Napier and New Plymouth site in Rainham for the first opportunity to view the brand new council homes.

The former Napier and New Plymouth site, located in Rainham, and now called New Green, will be the first to be completed as part of the larger ‘12 Estates’ regeneration programme and will provide 197 high-quality homes for local people and will be ready this winter.

All residents who were moved from the site to enable the regeneration to take place are guaranteed the right to return to one of the 126 modern affordable homes.

The site also has a further 71 homes at the site available to buy under a shared ownership scheme.

The scheme will be launched as ‘New Green’ and will prioritise Havering key workers and local people to part buy/part rent these homes and get onto the housing ladder. The New Green website www.newgreen-havering.com will go live later this month.

By the time the New Green development is completed, the developer, Wates also expects to have awarded over £18 million in contracts with local businesses.

Councillor Ray Morgon, leader of Havering Council, said: “The upcoming completion of this high-quality build will provide much needed homes for our residents who have been patiently waiting to return to the site, as well as help to reduce some of the demand on our Housing Register.”


Mick Ferris

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