New council homes
We are working hard to build new affordable homes for tenants. In October 2012, councillors gave the go-ahead to build the first new council homes in the borough in 25 years.
We have recently completed three developments including, 26 homes at Farm Place, Berkhamsted, nine two-bedroom flats at St Peters Court, Gadebridge and a 41 bedroom state of the art homeless hostel at the Elms, Redbourn Road. We’re making sure that they are all designed to high standards and constructed in an eco-friendly way to reduce energy bills for future tenants. Better still, these sites were derelict, so the new homes are also helping to regenerate these areas.
In 2013 we bought several new sites and approved the development of some existing sites including schemes in London Road, Apsley, and Queen Street in Tring.
A new strategy to build at least 300 new homes between 2013 and 2020 was launched in November 2013.
We are proud to be a member of the Association for Environment Conscious Building. All new housing developments will meet excellent energy efficiency standards.