Jon welcomed the news that Barking and Dagenham Council have gained planning permission for Phase 1 of New Build Council Housing. The Labour-led Borough has long recognised the need for new build housing in the area. Thanks to lobbying from local people and their MP, the Government have allowed Councils to use the surplus on our local housing rent account to invest in build for local people.
The plans will see work commence in February laying the foundations for a replenishment of Council Housing. Jon said "Its an important start to turn around the supply of quality housing in Dagenham. The community needs more housing and public services rather than a prison dumped on its spare land."