Sutton has completed its first programme of new council house building for 30 years, adding 93 homes to the borough.

The project has brought 15 houses to Carshalton, which were completed in October, 57 flats to Wallington and 21 houses to Beddington.

Made possible by changes in financial regulations allowing councils to borrow to build Council housing and funds raised through right-to-by sales, the investment will be repaid from future rental income from the properties, meaning no impact on Council tax.

Jayne McCoy, Deputy Leader of Sutton Council and Chair of the Housing, Economy & Business Committee, said: “Our key objective has been to focus on quality for these new homes, as we believe that all our residents deserve a good-quality place to live, improving their life chances, the local area and the wider urban environment.

“We are investing significantly in the future of the borough.

"These are first-class homes we are proud of and they rightly set a high design benchmark for the private developers we seek to attract.”

The Carshalton site, on Fellowes Road, is already fully occupied. Tenants are currently moving into the remaining newly-completed properties on Alcester Road, Wallington, and Richmond Green, Beddington.

“We are determined to help our residents live well independently and to keep them safe,” Cllr McCoy added.

“A settled, high quality, home improves well-being, the life chances of children, and residents’ job opportunities. Increasing the number of new homes means that more local families on our housing register will get a chance of an affordable new home.

“This year marks 100 years of social housing.

The housing crisis is particularly severe in London and our new programme of council house building recaptures the ambition of 100 years ago and is a tangible example of what we mean by Ambitious for Sutton.”