Go-ahead for 250 new Lewisham Council homes
LEWISHAM's mayor has given the go-ahead for 250 new council homes in the borough and a study of how its stock is managed.
As revealed by News Shopper last week, officers will look at 'in-fill' sites in the borough where small numbers of new units can be built - the first new council housing for 30 years.
Officers will also look at the possibility of transferring the rest of the council's housing to a mutual organisation or other social housing provider.
Lewisham Council says people living in affected homes will be contacted by officers to discuss the programme, named Housing Matters.
Mayor of Lewisham Sir Steve Bullock said: "Resident engagement is a key part of what we’ll be doing in the coming months and years in Lewisham, asking people how they want to see their housing shaped in the future, and how they want to be part of it."