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New homes for tenants

07 Jan 2019

Local residents enjoyed a warm and cosy Christmas after receiving the keys to their new homes in Crawley’s newest neighbourhood.

In December 2018, 13 houses and six flats in Forge Wood were handed over to residents.

The latest additions are part of the council’s ambitious programme to build more than 1,000 new council homes across Crawley.

New tenant Darren Williams was over the moon to be able to move into his new home with his new daughter and partner. Mr Williams said: “This is not just a house, it’s a home for my 10 month old daughter, my partner and me.”

Councillor Michael Jones, Cabinet member for Housing, said: “I was delighted to be able to visit Forge Wood and meet some of its newest residents. It’s great to see so many developments around the town taking shape. Crawley is a growing town and providing new homes for our residents is something that we are deeply committed to doing. That we were able to provide 19 households on our waiting list with new homes in Forge Wood in time for Christmas was a particular pleasure, as well as being able to personally wish Darren and his family all the very best for the future”.

The borough’s newest neighbourhood is currently being developed by Taylor Wimpey and Persimmon and will have more than 1900 properties once completed. All the council homes being built in Forge Wood will be charged at social rents.