What we are doing to build homes for Wandsworth people

Cllr Ravi Govindia CBE Leader of Wandsworth CouncilBarely a week goes by in London without reference to the housing crisis. I am not prepared to allow a situation where our sons and daughters are effectively priced out of the local market. This is why we are committing so much of our own resources to a major council housebuilding programme.

Wandsworth is an incredibly ambitious borough – we want the best schools, the best parks and best amenities. But our biggest desire is to make sure that people of all backgrounds can fulfil their own ambitions here and that is why this programme is so important.

Cllr Ravi Govindia CBE
Leader of Wandsworth Council

Our commitment

We are committed to:

  • Build 1,000 council homes
  • Deliver on more than 100 council-owned sites
  • Prioritise for local residents and workers
  • Maximise housing options for people on low and middle incomes

What we are doing

We are building 1,000 new homes for people to suit different budgets and needs with priority given to local people who live or work in the borough. 

Our aim is to maximise delivery of new homes for people on average or below average incomes, available to either rent or buy.

What we want to do

We want to:

  • Help people of all backgrounds living or working in our borough to secure a home right for them and more affordable
  • Make it easier for people to move into different types of housing as their needs change
  • Help communities stay together by ensuring that fewer people have to move

What else we are doing

We have:

  • Enabled delivery of 1,162 homes for shared ownership or low cost rent
  • Pledged £101 million for planned improvements to existing council homes up to 2020