Published: 06 December 2022

From: Housing

Crawley Borough Council has handed over the keys to its 350th council home in Forge Wood as part of its ongoing commitment to providing new homes for Crawley residents.

The 350th council home is one of 15 flats located in Newell House and forms part of Phase 2C of Forge Wood, being developed by Persimmon Homes. Newell House is named in honour of James H Newell, one of a number of individuals who sadly lost their lives in the First World War and were commemorated on the Roll of Honour which previously existed in the St Michael and All Angels Church at Lowfield Heath, part of the countryside closest to Forge Wood.

As a council, we are deeply committed to our ambitious programme of building new homes for residents across Crawley. Over the past ten years, the council has built over 730 new council homes and there’s more to come with another 154 in Forge Wood and 84 on land in Bewbush.

Councillor Michael Jones


Crawley Borough Council

We are delighted to have handed over the keys to this 350th property in Forge Wood and I wish the new tenants many years of happiness in their new home. In the past few years, over 1,360 new homes in Forge Wood have been built and currently more than 450 are in the pipeline. Over 40 per cent of the homes in Forge Wood are affordable housing.

Councillor Sandra Buck

Cabinet Member for Housing

Crawley Borough Council