Canada Water regeneration finally up for approval

15 hectares of public land, 4000 new homes but affordable housing policy requirements not met.

Southwark Council’s planning committee is set to approve the largest planning application ever submitted in the borough this week, when it considers the redevelopment of Canada Water. This huge 21 hectare site includes the Surrey Quays shopping centre and leisure park and the old Daily Mail printworks. Developer British Land’s (BL) proposals for about 7 million sq ft of development will be considered over two planning meetings on the 25th and 30th September.

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Elephant Park MP5 - the final chapter

Final phase of Heygate redevelopment proposes increase in homes, but with decrease in affordable

Developer Lendlease proposes building 2,689 homes on the completed redevelopment of the Heygate estate - 220 more homes than were originally approved back in 2013, but with twenty-nine fewer affordable homes. Just 92 of the affordable homes in the redevelopment,now known as Elephant Park, will be social rent.

The proposal is made in the detailed planning application for the last plot of the scheme (MP5/H7), where Lendlease proposes building 424 new homes, including 72 affordable units (37 shared-ownership, 20 affordable rent and 15 social rent). There is no proposal for a viability review of the scheme, to maximise the amount of affordable housing.

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Verney Rd - yet another Old Kent Rd development

Third large application in a month goes to committee

The application for a mixed-use development at 6-12 Verney Rd, just off the Old Kent Rd, behind PC World, is due to be considered by Southwark’s planning committee this Monday (18 June). The proposal is for 3 blocks, the tallest of 17 storeys, comprising 338 residential units, office and workspace and associated open, green and amenity spaces. The application is recommended for approval.

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