One of London's deputy mayors has visited Sutton to view the progress being made on new council homes being built.

James Murray looked at the sites in Carshalton’s Fellowes Road, as well as Wallington’s Alcester Road on August 1.

A meeting was then held with Sutton Council leader Cllr Ruth Dombey and the authority’s chief executive Niall Bolger about housing priorities.

Mr Murray, Deputy Mayor of London for Housing and Residential Development, said: “Councils like Sutton have a vital role to play in building the homes London desperately needs, which is why the Mayor has launched the first ever City Hall programme dedicated to supporting council housing, helping get 10,000 new council homes underway over the next four years.

“It’s really exciting to see these new sites in Sutton, and we look forward to them providing much-needed new council homes for the local community.”

A third site in Beddington’s Richmond Green is also being constructed at the moment.

The new homes will have a mix of one, two, and three bedrooms that are “suitable for families”.

This also includes ten which are wheelchair accessible, a project being undertaken by firm Kind and Co.

Cllr Dombey said: “Building these new high-spec homes is just one of the ways we are supporting our local community, young families and those that need new homes.

“Given the financial difficulties we face in financing, these 93 homes are no mean feat.

“We’re ambitious to make Sutton a great place to live, work and raise a family.

“I look forward to handing over the keys to these new council homes to new residents in the near future.”