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Clarion regenerates canal site for affordable homes in Brent


Abbey Wharf (Alperton)

Clarion Housing Group's Head of Policy, Steve Cole, is returning to Future Cities Forum for our planning event this month to talk about solving the housing crisis, green belt development and affordable homes.

The Group has purchased a major new site in Brent, where a £109 million (GDV) scheme in the Alperton housing zone will contribute to Clarion's wider ambition of delivering around 650 new homes in the borough over the next three years, more than 550 of which will be affordable.

This week the Group completed a deal for the Minavil House site, on which 251 new homes will be built. Of the new homes, 215 will be for shared ownership and 36 for affordable rent. The development - which comes with full planning permission - will be completed in 2022.

Clarion states that it has a major role to play in tackling the housing crisis and 'we are investing £13 billion nationally in our development programme.'

The Minavil House scheme includes around £8 million of grant funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA). James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing & Residential Development said: 'We are working with partners across London to build more social rented and other genuinely affordable homes. We welcome Clarion's commitment to building more affordable housing in Brent, and we will continue to work together to tackle London's housing crisis.'

On a separate scheme in Alperton, building work is well underway for 135 shared ownership and affordable rented homes on a disused industrial site at Abbey Wharf.

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