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New affordable homes at Dabbs Hill in Northolt

Moving into 149 new homes

Residents are set to move into 149 new affordable homes in Dabbs Hill, Northolt, following completion of the scheme at the end of February.

Of the 118 apartments and 31 family-sized homes built at the site, 18 will be let at London Affordable Rent, which is priced to suit the budgets of local households on low incomes.

The new tenants will be some of the families on Ealing Council’s housing register – the waiting list for a socially rented home. There are now almost 8,000 families on the register.

The remainder of the new homes, which have been built by developer SNG, will be available through shared ownership. This is a scheme designed to support aspiring home owners who can’t quite afford to purchase a home on the open market, by enabling them to buy a share of a home and pay rent on the remaining share.

Money raised from the sale of the land at Dabbs Hill, which had been unused for 15 years, has also contributed to the cost of a new building for Northolt High School.

Delivering on commitments to build affordable homes

The council helps to provide much-needed new homes for the borough in 2 ways:

  • directly building them, either on its own or with partners
  • using the planning system to ensure as much affordable housing as possible is provided by private developments.

The new homes to let at Dabbs Hill will count towards the council’s target of delivering thousands of new genuinely affordable homes to let by 2026.

The 2,100 new homes completed across the borough in 2022-23 meant that Ealing had the highest number of housing completions in London that year. It also had the second highest number of affordable housing completions in London during the same period (1,195). This meant that housing completions were at the highest level on record for the borough.

Pledge in progress

Councillor Shital Manro is the council’s lead member for good growth and new homes. He said: “In recent years, we have seen unprecedented numbers of residents reaching out to ask for our help with housing. Ealing is at the sharpest end of the capital’s affordable housing crisis, and every month the cost of living crisis and the government’s freeze on local housing allowance is pushing more and more families into homelessness.

“That’s why we are continuing to push developers to ensure that as many of the new homes they build as possible are affordable for local people on average incomes. We’re doing everything we can to deliver the safe, energy-efficient homes and thriving communities that our residents deserve. We are delighted to see these new homes being let at Dabbs Hill.”

Have your say on housing

Residents are being invited to give their views on the council’s ambitious new plans to address the affordable homes crisis. The consultation on the council’s draft housing strategy aims to listen to residents and community groups to ensure their priorities are represented. Take part in a short survey. 

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