Cambridge MP Daniel Zeichner and Executive Councillor for Housing Richard Johnson climbed aboard a large yellow digger at the site of a brand new complex of 56 council homes nearing completion at Anstey Way in Trumpington.
The eco-friendly regeneration scheme will deliver 10% on-site renewable energy thanks to a range of green technologies, insulation and solar panels. This will keep houses toasty in winter and cool in summer. The homes are a variety of shapes and sizing including twelve homes specifically for the over 55s.
Daniel Zeichner met construction workers from Hill Residential who showed the MP the skills needed to build new homes.
Mr Zeichner said: “We know buying a house is out of reach for many people but even renting is now in danger of becoming unaffordable. That’s why I’m delighted the council is building homes to help bring down housing costs.”
Cllr Richard Johnson added: “There is a housing crisis in Cambridge due to years of underinvestment in affordable housing and failed policies like Right to Buy which have depleted our stock. That is why the Labour city council is now engaged in the largest council house building programme for decades, so we can help people who cannot get on the property ladder, or afford private rents, to have a quality home of their own.”