Thousands of new council homes planned

By Natalie Vincent - Wed 13 September 2017, 12:49 pm

By 2043, Southwark Council plans to build 11,000 homes in the London borough, as part of its direct delivery system.

Proposed Daniels Road project

The majority of the housing allocation has been approved in the planning stages, including 109 new homes, with 35 intermediate homes and 74 council homes along Commercial Way in Peckham. 

This was followed by two applications submitted for the Goschen Estate in Camberwell and Rye Hill in Peckham Rye, which will include 17 and 23 new homes respectively. In addition, six other applications have been granted planning permission on Nunhead Lane, Tenda Road in Bermondsey, the Kinglake Estate at Old Kent Road, Meeting House Lane in Peckham, Pelier Street in Walworth and at Haddonfield in Rotherhithe.

Cabinet member for regeneration and new homes, Councillor Mark Williams, said: “Southwark Council continues to tackle the housing crisis head-on by delivering new homes of all kinds for our residents. A key part of this work is our groundbreaking programme to build 11,000 new council homes, the largest new council home build programme in the country.”

“The new homes we are building are of the highest quality and the first of the new homes at Willow Walk were recognised by the national Local Authority Building Control Awards. We are ensuring that quality in delivery continues by using our Southwark Council Housing Design Guide which sets out clearly the standards that our architects and delivery partners must meet or exceed.”