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.[Read More]