Council acquire two new-build properties in Sileby

Published: Fri 8th December, 2023

  • Tariq Bukera, empty homes and project officer and Cllr Colin Hamilton, cabinet lead member for housing

Two homes in Sileby have been acquired by Charnwood Borough Council and will be made available to households on the Council’s housing register.

The new build properties are both two-bedroom bungalows and the Council has taken ownership of them through a Section 106 agreement with the developer, Swithland Homes Ltd.

These agreements are put in place with the local authority and the developer to ensure that funding is made available for local services such as affordable housing, transport links and schools.

Cllr Colin Hamilton, the Council’s lead member for public and private sector housing said: “It is vital that more housing is made available to the public and I am pleased that the Council has managed to acquire these properties in Sileby.

“We fully recognise that more social and private sector housing is needed in the borough and this Council will do all it can to create homes for tenants and people who need affordable homes.

“It is important that we work with developers to ensure that affordable housing is provided for our residents and that local services are receiving funding when development takes place.”

The bungalows will be available for members of the public who are on the council’s housing register to bid on through the Council’s website.

Over the past 5 years, the Council has acquired around 66 additional properties for housing register applicants.

The Council manages around 5,500 properties in the borough and offers a range of services for tenants.