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City Hall praise for housing plans

Tue 12 March 2019, 3:12 pm

Hounslow’s plans to transform the borough and build more genuinely affordable homes have been praised by the deputy mayor for housing and residential development.

James Murray, one of mayor Sadiq Khan’s squad of deputies, is working closely with Hounslow Council to help build the homes Londoners need. Speaking to Great West, Murray said the council has been a major asset when it comes to achieving the housebuilding ambitions for the capital. 

He said: “The mayor wants to work closely with councils across London and councils like Hounslow are really playing their part. Hounslow is building more social rented and other genuinely affordable homes and is really helping achieve the mayor's ambitions for London. We work really closely with the leadership team, with the councillors and the officers in Hounslow, to make sure that we can support their plans to be as ambitious as possible in delivering new homes in their borough. 

"Hounslow is always keen to get involved in the mayor’s programme, whether that’s building council homes for Londoners, investing in affordable housing or – more broadly – infrastructure and community facilities. It is a strong partner which is doing impressive work.” 

On Hounslow’s partnership with City Hall, Murray added: “Hounslow is ambitious and realises that, along with other boroughs across London, it needs to play its part in building the homes Londoners need. 

"From City Hall’s point of view, it's great to work with boroughs such as Hounslow, which is keen to build more social-rented and other affordable housing and share our ambition for the future of the capital."

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