Four affordable homes specifically built for people with learning and physical disabilities have been given the go-ahead in Ham.

The site, which is council-owned, has been sold to PA Housing Groups, which will demolish the “underused and rundown” garages in Craig Road.

The council will spend £250,000 on the development, consisting of three one-bedroom flats and one two-bed bungalow.

Councillor Mark Boyle, cabinet member for housing, said it will help “the borough’s most vulnerable residents”.

He added: “The redevelopment of these under-used and unsightly garage sites will allow us, working together with PA Housing, to increase the supply of much-needed accommodation that provides an opportunity for some of our more vulnerable Richmond residents to live independently in a fully supported environment.

“Richmond presents many challenges when it comes to delivering affordable housing and it is these smaller spaces that can help deliver more affordable homes for our residents who need and must stay local.”