A minister visited a site where nearly 200 homes are being built.

Kris Hopkins, Parliamentary Under Secretary of State for Local Government, visited the old White Lion grounds in Burnt Oak Broadway, Edgware, to see the development.

A total of 178 apartments and 11 houses are being built by Weston Homes at the former home of Edgware Town Football Club.

Work started in March, and is due to be completed by spring 2016. About 70 homes have been sold so far, with four sold through the government-backed help to buy scheme.

Mr Hopkins, a former housing minister, said: "I get to see a lot of houses, and these are really high quality. The developer has been pushing for more affordable housing for the community, and I think what they have delivered is an interesting mix.

"This is a really impressive location. The fact they sold 40 per cent before they came out of the ground shows the reputation of the company has gone before it."

The first tenants will move in next March.

Jim Wood, group construction director on the site, said: "It's going very well, and we have had a lot of interest. We're on track so far."

Bob Blackman, MP for Harrow East, also visited the site. He said: "It's a superb site, with a good mix of units. There are a lot of opportunities here, and you are in easy reach of transport. It's ideal for people to come along and have a look. I am very keen for local people to get these places."