The next batch of sites being eyed up for new council houses in Greenwich have been revealed.

More than 30 small sites have been earmarked by the council in its plans to build the most council housing “in a lifetime”.

There are over 17,000 households on the housing waiting list in Greenwich, a huge 44 per cent increase in the last five years.

According to a new report: “There has been a significant increase in homelessness demand, coupled with a drop in private sector renting affordability, driving the fact that there are 984 homeless households in temporary accommodation, the highest number for 10 years.”

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Building more council homes has been a priority for leader Dan Thorpe, who said previously of his administration’s housing plans: “We’ve responded to the lifting of the housing revenue cap and plan to borrow over £140 million to deliver the social housing our communities so desperately need.

“I’m determined to deliver the biggest council house building programme across Greenwich for a generation. Over £200 million of resources will be needed but we are taking the steps we need to deliver.”

The council has plans for nearly 770 new council homes, all starting to be built by 2022.

On the next batch of sites to be announced, the council says there is capacity to build around 265 new homes.

The biggest development in this round of new council houses would be 42 new homes at the Barnfield Estate community and office space.

Other large plans include 15 homes at the former leisure centre in Speranza Street, 15 homes at land behind Kingsdale Road, 38 homes at Orangery Lane and 24 on land behind Warren Court.

If councillors sign off on the scheme at a meeting next week, there will also be three new flats and a community centre at The Triangle.

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Across the 32 sites there is a mix of flats, houses and maisonettes, from one-bedroom to family homes.

The plans are subject to a rubber stamp from the council’s cabinet at a meeting next Wednesday, April 17.