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Hostel for homeless and new flats to be built in Dacorum
Plans to build new homes in Apsley have been passed as part of Dacorum Borough Council's plans to invest £14 miillion in new council homes.
The one-bedroom and two-bedroom flats, to be built in London Road, will provide a further 36 homes.
This is part of council plans to provide 71 new council homes and a hostel for the homeless to help address the need for affordable housing in Dacorum within the next three years.
At a cabinet meeting on Tuesday (October 23) the council secured £1.5m of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) which will contribute to the cost of developing new homes, hoped to be completed in 2015.
The proposed developments for 71 new homes and a minimum 33-bed hostel make up the first phase of the council’s housing new build programme.
Councillor Margaret Griffiths, portfolio holder for housing, said: "This is just the start of ongoing plans to build more much-needed affordable housing in Dacorum.
"We know there is a big demand for affordable housing within our borough and we are making it a priority to provide new homes for people who really need it."