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Thousands more home could be built on disused garage space

Thousands of new homes could be created across London Credit: PA

Thousands of new homes could be created across the capital if the space occupied by disused council-owned garages was freed up.

Around 41% of lock-up garages owned by councils across London are empty or in disrepair.

The data is based on a freedom of information request submitted to all 32 London boroughs, and the findings were made from 24 complete responses received.

Looking across the boroughs, the survey found that nearly three-quarters (74%) of garages in Ealing were empty, the highest proportion among the boroughs which gave complete responses.

– DAN GANDESHA, CHIEF EXECUTIVE, PROPERTY PARTNER
22,230 garages were found to be vacant Credit: PA

A large number of our garages are too small for modern cars and people no longer want to rent them.

As a result, we are redeveloping them to provide new housing where this is feasible.

– EALING COUNCIL SPOKESMAN