Little Mead, Hatfield- October 2019

Seven new council houses unveiled at Little Mead in Hatfield as Welwyn Hatfield marks 100 years of social housing.

Little Mead key handover

The award-winning development of four three-bedroom and three two-bedroom homes, built by FSG Property Services, was completed this autumn and have been made available to local people on the council's housing needs register.

New Little Mead tenant, Stacey, said: "I'm really happy to have a lovely modern home for me and my son. I couldn't be more pleased with the quality of the build, and that it's close to my friends and family."

The seven houses have been given Gold accreditation by the police initiative Secured By Design in recognition of measures we have taken to provide security to the buildings and their immediate surroundings in order to offer a safe place to live and visit.

Councillor Nick Pace, Executive Member for Housing and Communities, said: "One hundred years on from the Addison Act which paved the way for a widespread programme of council-built housing, we look forward to many more local residents and their families benefitting from the new, modern social housing we are currently developing through our Affordable Housing Programme."

The new houses replaced two former council-owned garage blocks, which both had flats above. The flats had significant maintenance issues due to the poor design and construction, and were hard to treat, so the decision was made to redevelop the site as part of our Affordable Housing Programme.