Published: 16:58, 26 July 2021
| Updated: 17:04, 26 July 2021
New homes designed to support people with additional needs are set to be completed by a council as part of its programme to build more social housing.
The properties in Mead Crescent in Dartford will welcome the first council tenants in the coming weeks.
Three specially designed bungalows have been built on the Tree Estate by Dartford council.
The wheelchair accessible homes also feature adjustable worktops, sinks and lowered wardrobes and drawers, wet room and private garden.
Connor Palmer is one of the lucky three new tenants and says he cannot wait to move in.
“To say I love this house is an understatement. I’ve never had anything like this," said the 27-year-old.
“Where I’m living now is good, it’s offered some independence, but I’ll get a lot more independence living here.
"Now I can sit down to cook food if I want to, simple things like lower desks and pull-down drawers will make a big difference.”
Plans for the properties on the former depot site were approved in 2019.
Another 29 more social housing properties are due to be finished in Swanscombe in the next two years which will be made available for people on the council's housing list.
Six homes in Keary Road and seven in Milton Road are expected to be completed in the autumn.
A further 16 in Gilbert Close are planned to be delivered in 2023.
Council leader Jeremy Kite said the new homes were a vital project the council has been working on.
On Thursday, Cllr Kite visited the Mead Crescent properties with Mayor of Dartford Cllr Rosanna Currans, borough councillor David Mote and representatives from construction firm TSG Building Services, which has been building the homes.
Cllr Kite (Con) said: "I’m immensely proud that we’re the sort of council that is still building for people who have particular needs.
"These homes can be used as a base to create lives. I know they’re going to make a big contribution, not only to their own lives but to their families and the community."