Nearly 500 homes added to Cane Hill redevelopment

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Cane Hill Chapel , one of the buildings that survived the fire Pic: Geograph

Plans are underway for 472 new homes to be built on the site of the former Cane Hill Hospital in Coulsdon, Croydon.

A planning application detailing the last remaining stages of a £200 million redevelopment was approved by Croydon Council earlier this week. The new homes come in addition to 200 houses that have already been built since the sites first planning permission was granted in 2014.

The houses will consist of three and four bedroom family homes and around 16 homes will be adapted for wheelchair use.

The house designs focus on energy efficiency, and will all include rooftop solar panels.

Richard Blakeway, London’s Deputy Mayor for Housing and Land, said: “The transformation of this massive site into hundreds of new homes, new employment space, green areas and health facilities is a super example of how previously empty public land can be put to the best possible use.”

The derelict hospital was closed as an asylum in 1991 with most of the building remaining intact until a fire in 2010 destroyed the majority of the hospital grounds.

Completion of the homes is expected by 2020, with the first residents moving into their houses in the spring of this year.

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