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Bunhill estate’s ‘fantastic’ new flats

24 November, 2017 — By Joe Cooper

Claudia Webbe

DOZENS of new council homes were unveiled in Bunhill on Tuesday.

The 47 flats will be available for social rent, with 29 of them fully wheelchair accessible. They were designed to house people with specific needs such as those with mobility issues or those over 55. A total of 140 new homes are to be built on the King Square estate, with plans to improve landscaping and create a new food-growing area.

Bunhill ward councillor Claudia Webbe, who chairs the King Square project steering group, said: “We have created high-quality local homes for local people. This project will help many people move into a council flat for the first time, and other households move out of badly overcrowded accommodation.  “We have also created an ‘independent living’ block to help many older residents to downsize and have a more sustainable future on the estate they have always known.”

She added: “This has been a fantastic, com­munity-led programme, with residents being involved from the outset – from the initial concept ideas, outline drawings and designs through to the creation of lifetime homes. “With an already densely populated estate, winning the support of residents should never be underestimated.”

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