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PM visits Upton Park

Prime minister Theresa May visited the site of the former Boleyn Ground yesterday. Mrs May had been visiting the Upton Gardens development site on Monday, the same day that she delivered a speech pledging to do all she could to tackle delays in house-building in order to get “the right homes in the right places”.

May also visited St Edward’s Catholic Primary School which is next door.

The Upton Park site was the first to be enrolled in Newham Council’s latest housing scheme, which sees properties sold at 40, 60 or 80 per cent of market rental, depending on tenant’s income. The scheme is the third set up by the council to tackle the borough’s housing crisis.

Local Space, a social landlord company, was set up in 2006, and Red Door Ventures offers some homes at market rent to subsidise others at affordable rent. Residents began moving into the 842 homes last September. Of them, 211 are part of the housing scheme.

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About Sean Whetstone

I am Season Ticket Holder in West stand lower at the London Stadium and before that, I used to stand in the Sir Trevor Brooking Lower Row R seat 159 in the Boleyn Ground and in the Eighties I stood on the terraces of the old South Bank. I am a presenter on the West Ham Podcast called MooreThanJustaPodcast.co.uk. A Blogger on WestHamTillIdie.com a member of the West Ham Supporters Advisory Board (SAB), Founder of a Youtube channel called Mr West Ham Football at http://www.youtube.com/MrWestHamFootball, I am also the associate editor here at Claret and Hugh. Life Long singer of bubbles! Come on you Irons! Follow me at @Westhamfootball on twitter