Council gives green light to 700 new homes
A council has granted planning permission for more than 700 new homes.
Southwark Council’s planning committee gave plans for three different schemes the go-ahead at a meeting on 28 February.
The council said the homes – 191 of which will be affordable – will help it reach its target of 2,005 new dwellings a year.
Planning permission was approved for 366 homes in the Quebec Way Industrial Estate in Rotherhite. Of this total 89 are affordable – 51 of which will be for social rent and 38 for intermediate.
A site in Camberwell bounded by Edmund Street, Southampton Way and Notley Street was also given permission for 279 new homes. Of this total 77 will be affordable – 63 for social or affordable rent and 24 for intermediate.
The final site was at Tavern Quay Commercial Centre in Rope Street, Surrey Quays, where 71 units in total of which 25 are affordable - 18 social rented and 7 intermediate – were granted renewed permission.
Fiona Colley, cabinet member for regeneration, said: ‘Despite challenging economic times for house building in London over the past few years, the number of new-build homes is on the up and Southwark continues to be an excellent area of the capital to invest in, as this substantial number of planned, high-quality developments goes to show.
‘Vibrant parts of the borough provide desirable, well-located and affordable places to live in central London.’