Liberal Democrat leader Tim Farron and Lib Dem Mayoral candidate Caroline Pidgeon came to Carshalton on Monday to praise the Lib Dem run council's efforts to provide high quality housing for local residents.
Tim and Caroline visited Fellowes Road in Carshalton to see the new properties built in the last few years. The council secured nearly £7 million to build 47 new homes for local families as part of a wider regeneration scheme of the area.
The Council worked with residents to create a regeneration plan for the area to tackle long term issues like high deprivation levels, high child densities, structural and maintenance problems, high crime and anti-social behaviour.
“Sutton Borough really is a showcase for good quality housing, delivered by what a forward-looking council can do for an area. The Lib Dem team in Sutton led by Tom Brake, Ruth Dombey and Jayne McCoy are really making a difference and I want to pay tribute to them and their work. I will be making the case up and down the country for local councils to look at what Sutton is doing and to copy them. They are, without doubt, a national leader.”
Tom Brake MP added:
“It really was an honour to have Tim visit Sutton and see the hard work the Lib Dem Council put into providing housing for our local residents. Tim is making housing a priority and it was right he came to Sutton to see what is achievable.”
Lib Dem-run Sutton Council is also working hard to deliver much needed new housing for people in the borough with plans to build more than a hundred new council homes, and it recently set up a council-owned housing development company, Sutton Living Ltd.
It can help boost the delivery of new housing across all tenures including for sale, and for private and social renting. Sutton Living Ltd hopes to help speed up delivery of 1,000 new homes in the next four years.