Sixty new council homes to be built in Exeter with more to follow
Published: 11 February 2020
Sixty new council homes are set to be built in Exeter, with many more to follow.
Planning permission has been granted for 92 flats at Vaughan Road. Sixty will be council homes, with 32 available on the open market.
The Vaughan Road site is the latest in a series of council homes to be built by the City Council, further underlining our commitment to meeting housing need in the city.
Cllr Laura Wright, Lead Councillor for Council Housing Development & Services, said the government’s lifting of the borrowing cap had enabled the City Council to fund new homes.
“Over the last decade we have built 67 new homes but with the new funding regime we currently have 100 new homes in the pipeline, with many more to follow,” she said.
“Over the next ten years we are keen to develop a new build programme that will deliver 500 new homes,” she added.
All the homes will be built to energy efficient standards and will be a mix of one, two and three bedroom properties for both individuals, couples and families.
Other developments in the pipeline include:
- Nine three-bedroom family homes at Thornpark Rise (formerly garages) being built by our development company Exeter City Living. These are expected to be completed in April
- Ten three-bedroom family houses at Bovemoors Lane, due for completion at the end of the year
- Twenty-one one and two bedroom flats in Hamlin Gardens. We are currently out to tender for a contractor and construction expected to start in late spring.
All the council homes will be for those in housing need on the housing register, providing much needed homes across the city.