Labour Councillors are delighted that Stroud District Council is going to be building the first council houses for a generation. "The Housing Committee at Stroud District Council has just agreed to provide 150 new council homes over the next 5 years," said Labour Councilor and Chair of the Committee, Mattie Ross. "This is great news."
Mattie said that work should start on the first homes by July 2014 and tenants would be moving in by April 2015. "We have 3000 people on the Council waiting list, so we need to see more work done to provide more social housing, but it's a great start - and it will see millions invested in the house-building, giving a very welcome boost to local jobs."
The new homes will be built in a variety of different sites across the district, on small sites, rather than in larger developments. This will provide houses in many communities where they are needed.