More families in Haringey are set to see their lives transformed as the council’s ambitious house-building programme takes another big step with 45 new zero-carbon homes being built at Brunel Walk.
Following a cabinet meeting last night (Tuesday 5th December 2023), members gave their backing for the new development which will feature eight one-bedroom homes, 16 two-beds and 21 three-bed homes.
The new addition will significantly contribute to the council’s target to build 3,000 new council homes by 2031 and become fully net zero carbon borough by 2041.
With the need for more family-sized accommodation, almost half of the homes will be three bedrooms. Under Haringey’s Neighbourhood Moves policy, which gives priority to tenants on our waiting list with high housing need, local families around Brunel Walk who desperately require a larger home are likely to benefit from this scheme.
Around a third of residents on the council’s housing waiting list have a disability or live with a family member with a disability. Therefore, four of the properties will be fully wheelchair adaptable – offering residents the opportunity to incorporate specific adaptations to meet their individual needs.
Cllr Ruth Gordon, Cabinet Member for Housebuilding, Placemaking and Local Economy, said, “Haringey is in desperate need of new council homes, and we are doing everything we can to make this happen.
I’m really pleased that we are approving the delivery of another 45 high quality, zero carbon homes. We are not just on track to deliver our 3,000 council home target, but we are also delivering sustainable homes that meet the needs of our residents and help reduce their bills.
“The new homes will also make a significant contribution to the surrounding areas that the whole community can enjoy. New play areas for young children will allow them to keep active and give them a safe place to have fun. Enhanced green spaces will provide social, economic and environmental benefits for people of all ages.
“With almost 200 homes completed and work beginning on over 2,000, we are on track to achieve our vision and build a better Haringey for our residents.”
A significant investment will also be made into the local play area, with the planting of 68 new semi-mature trees alongside extensive green landscaping.
This will be designed in cooperation with local residents – giving them the chance to have a say in how their borough looks and what they need. Each of the homes will have high levels of insulation and incorporate green roofs, efficient heating systems and solar panels that will keep running costs low and avoid overheating.