Harlow Council homes to replace garages
- 19 October 2013
- From the section Essex
An Essex town is to use garage sites to build its first new council houses for nearly 25 years.
Harlow Council has voted to award a contract of up to £2.7m to a construction company.
The programme will initially see 14 houses completed by May 2015.
The Labour-run council said it had identified 15 sites which had either disused or under-used council house garages on them and 91 new homes could be built on them in the long-term.
The council said the programme would be funded using money that had been ring-fenced and had to be spent on affordable housing.