Enfield Council has received millions of pounds to build hundreds of social homes in the borough.

The borough has been given £18,108million as part of  a Greater London Authority grant from the Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan.

It will be used to build 571 new social homes over the next four years.

The leader of Enfield Council, Nesil Caliskan, said he is “delighted” the council’s bid for the money had been successful.

Cllr Caliskan said: “We have too many residents in need of family sized homes and far too many people in temporary accommodation.

“Enfield Council has ambitious plans for house building in the coming years, and this funding will support and complement the work we are doing and help us to get more families into good quality, desperately needed family homes.

“We are committed to tackling the housing crisis, but it requires co-operation across all levels of government to ensure that the massive council house building programme that is required can commence and we can start to address this huge challenge.”

In total Mr Khan is giving over £1 billion to councils in the capital, which will fund over 14,000 new council homes in London over the next four years.

Mr Khan secured the money from the Government earlier this year bus has warned that is it not enough to plug the shortage of social housing.

He said: “We need at least four times the amount of money we currently get from Government for new social and affordable homes, and we need far greater powers to step in and buy land for new council housing.

“London’s housing crisis is hugely complex and has been decades in the making. There is no simple fix – but council housing is the most important part of the solution.

“Londoners need more council homes that they can genuinely afford, and local authorities have a fundamental role to play in getting London building the homes we need for the future.”