Residents move into brand new homes in the Netley development

This summer proved to be an exciting one for local families after collecting their keys to their new council home at Everton Mews in the Netley development.

The 10 new council houses on the Netley development, including two adaptable properties for residents with disabilities provide much needed social housing for local people on our council waiting list.

“I’m so happy with our new home. It’s a lovely house and we have so much more space. I felt suffocated and depressed in our old home,” said Sharifa, who previously shared her bedroom with her seven-year-old son.

Her daughter Shazna added: “We were so overcrowded in our old house – we had five of us living in a two bedroom flat. Now we have four-bedrooms and my brother is able to run up and down the stairs.”

Gulam is especially impressed with his ground-floor bedroom. “I have back problems, which makes it extremely difficult to climb the stairs, so having my bedroom and bathroom on the ground floor makes it a lot easier,” said Gulam.

He added: “I also like the area it’s a lot quieter than where I lived before.”

The project has been funded by building private homes on the site for sale to cover the costs of building the community facilities. They have been sold to HS2 and will become available as replacement housing for roughly half of the council tenants living in the blocks that will be demolished in the Regent’s Park estate if HS2 goes ahead.

The brand new development which also includes the Netley Campus is part of our Community Investment Programme (CIP), a 15 year plan to invest money in schools, homes and community facilities.