Plans for a 168-home scheme including 96 council homes in Peckham have been approved.
Part of Southwark Council’s commitment to building 11,000 new council homes by 2043, the project was approved by the planning committee on 28 March.
Council offices at Sumner House will be converted and extended to provide 44 flats and four townhouses. A block of 39 flats will be provided on Sumner Avenue, a 72-flat building on Jocelyn Street and a four-storey block with 9 flats on Melon Road.
Of the 168 homes, 96 will be rented at council rate and 24 at intermediate rent. The remaining 48 will be for private sale to help pay for the provision of the affordable homes.
The proposal also includes flexible retail space on the ground floor of the property on Melon Road, car parking and landscaping work.
The site is part of the council’s Southwark Regeneration in Partnership programme.
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