Diary of a Sutton Councillor

Sutton’s council housing new build progressing well

Fellowes Road site

Yesterday I took the Leader of the council, Ruth Dombey, to see the progress we are making with our new build council homes.

We are delivering 93 new affordable homes across three sites: Fellowes Road, Carshalton; Richmond Green, Beddington and at the old Ludlow Lodge site on Alcester Road in Wallington.

At the first site, Fellowes Road, we are delivering 15 new family houses, at Ludlow Lodge there will be 57 flats, and the remaining 21 will be family houses at Richmond Green.

All the homes are being built to a high standard both in specification and design, and some are being specially adapted for families with disabilities.

The council has contracted a smaller construction firm, Kind & Co, to build the new homes, who are proving a joy to work with with their professionalism, quality planning and accessibility.

With ward councillor Joyce Melican at the Ludlow Lodge site

The next celebration will be seeing families on our housing waiting list moving into their new homes.

For more information see www.sutton.gov.uk/newcouncilhousing


February 9, 2018 Posted by | Information, Liberal Democrats | , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

Celebrating the opening of Subsea 7 new offices in Sutton

With council leader Ruth Dombey and Deputy Mayoress Pauline Cook

With council leader Ruth Dombey and Deputy Mayoress Pauline Cook

Yesterday I attended the ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the official opening of the new Subsea 7 offices in Sutton.

These stunning new offices replace an old council car park, and enabled this global seabed engineering company to maintain and expand its presence in Sutton.

Not only is it an asset for the borough to be home to such a prestigious company, Subsea 7 give back to the borough by working with local schools encouraging our young people into careers in engineering.

I take an especial pride in having seen this project from inception to completion, as it is a positive result of the more facilitative approach our Planning Department is taking with businesses wishing to invest in the borough.

The building meets BREAM Excellent rating and includes features specifically to improve biodiversity. In particular it has a green roof planted especially to attract the rare blue butterfly, and there will be more trees planted on the site than were removed for the redevelopment.

February 24, 2017 Posted by | Information | , , , | Leave a comment


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