Greenwich Council has unveiled the next step in its plans to build 750 new council homes in the borough, with a new portal detailing the extensive new housing programme.

With 19,000 local residents currently on the housing waiting lists and London suffering from a housing crisis, 'Greenwich Builds' is part of the council's goal to meet the large demand for housing and inform residents of updates.

Around 750 new council homes are to be built, with the first homes receiving planning permission in December 2019 and construction on all sites starting no later than 2022.

The council housing programme was first announced in 2018, and the new portal offers further details and insight about the council's plans, including a map of sites being considered for development.

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Cllr Chris Kirby, cabinet member for housing. said they were "proud to be embarking upon Royal Greenwich’s largest programme of council home-building in decades with Greenwich Builds, particularly as it is being delivered without any funding from central government.

"We’re looking forward to handing over keys for the first new homes to residents later this year."

Most of the new homes will be family and accessible homes, "addressing the demand for these properties on current housing waiting lists."

They are being efficiently constructed, with most employing modular building techniques, and are being designed so they help meet the criteria for zero carbon buildings.

Greenwich Builds will be funded by a combination of existing council funds, a grant from the GLA, reinvested Right to Buy receipts and borrowing.

Cllr Danny Thorpe, leader Greenwich Council, said: “With Greenwich Builds we’re taking on London’s housing crisis by giving local people on our waiting lists the stable, affordable homes they need to thrive in the borough.

"Delivering new Council homes is our top priority, and the new web portal gives an insight into all aspects of this exciting and much-needed programme."

Following a consultation process, building is due to start on all sites by 2022.

The new web portal can be viewed at