Winchester prepared to hit the ground running with New Homes Team

Winchester City Council is preparing to hit the ground running as soon as new rules come into effect in April allowing the building of council houses once again.

A special team is being pulled together from existing staff called the New Homes Delivery Team to do just that – start to deliver homes to help the over four thousand people on our housing waiting list.

The team will be in a position to make the most of the changes to the housing finance system, and will oversee the newly available finances of over £2m annually which will be available to spend within the district on much needed new homes.

Cllr George Beckett, Leader of Winchester City Council said,

I am keen that the City Council seizes this opportunity, and I have asked officers to plan for a significant new-build programme in the district. This Council priority has cross party support and will make a real difference to the lives of hundreds of people across the district. We are preparing to act quickly to maximise the opportunities available to us.”

A report on the new team will go to Cabinet on the 11 April