A HOUSING scheme in Alresford is the latest in Winchester City Council's progress to its goal of 600 new homes by 2021.

Six one-bedroom homes on a garage block in Mitford Road in Alresford have recently been completed.

Other council developments finished over the last year include 13 homes at Hillier Way and the Chesil Lodge Extra Care scheme which provides 52 apartments for over 55s.

The council is also building five flats at Bailey Close in Stanmore, 13 homes at Mayles Lane, Knowle; and 27 flats at Victoria Court with plans to build two houses at Twyford and seven houses at Rowlings Road in Weeke.

The council is also pressing ahead with plans for 77 affordable homes at The Valley in Stanmore and has recently been provided with a £3.2m cash boost from the government after the council joined the Wayfarer Consortium.

City council leader and portfolio holder for housing, Cllr Caroline Horrill, said: “I am delighted to see another housing development completed and ready for residents to move in.

“The council recognises that Winchester district is one of the most expensive places to live in the UK and, as a result, places a real emphasis on providing affordable homes in the district to ensure it is one in which residents can comfortably live and work.”