Cabinet member visits Old Kent Road scheme

Tue 10 September 2019, 2:48 pm

Development cabinet member Councillor Johnson Situ received a tour of schemes in the Old Kent Road area in August to visit major new housing developments under construction.

Situ took a trip round the sites in his role as cabinet member for growth, development and planning at Southwark Council, visiting a variety of schemes of different sizes.

Projects included developer London Square’s large scheme at the old Crosse and Blackwell factory, just off Grange Road, which will offer 406 homes with 135 affordable homes.

It will also provide studios and workspace for artists and creatives, such as the Tannery Arts and Southwark Studios, and will house a new gallery for local arts group The Drawing Room.

The Hexagon Housing development, at Ethnard Road, is being built on the site of former garages and will provide 42 new affordable homes, including 14 homes for social rent or shared ownership.

The Old Kent Road neighbourhood is the site of one of the city’s largest regeneration programmes that will produce in total around 20,000 new homes, with 35% - around 7,000 - affordable homes including 5,000 at social rent.

Planning permission has been granted for more than 5,800 new homes including more than 2,000 affordable homes, and a further 6,000 homes are currently in the planning pipeline.

As well as new homes, the regeneration of Old Kent Road will create a new town centre, three new parks and two primary schools.

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