Multimillion pound investment in social housing

A five-year programme to build social housing has been announced.

Three two-bedroom houses are being built in Rettendon Gardens, Wickford, with completion expected by the end of 2017, as part of Basildon Council's New Homes Programme

Basildon Council is to invest £21 million over the programme’s lifespan, as well as £16 million a year in its current housing stock over the next 10 years.

The figures were announced as part of the council’s housing revenue account budget for 2017/18 at a meeting of the full council on 23 February.

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