Slough council to set up housing developer

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A Berkshire council is considering setting up a housing company to buy and develop land.

Slough Borough Council hopes the move will help tackle housing shortages in the area, while generating income.

If agreed, the subsidiary housing company would begin building on smaller infill sites owned by the authority.

The creation of the firm is to be discussed at a cabinet meeting next week where a feasibility study will be presented to councillors.

Deputy council leader James Swindlehurst said: "A number of redundant sites in the borough are eyesores and the construction of high standard family homes would improve the image of Slough and, most importantly, provide a further supply of much-needed housing."

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