Council approves plan for 200 home development in Lewisham

Pic: Yinka Johnson

Up to 200 new homes are being built in Lewisham after the council approved  a new development in Ladywell.

The new homes will be constructed on the ‘PLACE/Ladywell’ site on Lewisham High Street, half of which will be social housing. The redevelopment plans will make a significant contribution towards the council’s proposal to deliver 1,000 new social homes by 2022.

The planned building site, ‘PLACE/Ladywell’ currently houses an award winning temporary housing scheme for twenty-four homeless families, a community cafe and a ground floor space for small businesses. The awards won were best housing initiative, LGC Awards 2017 and ‘best temporary scheme’, New London Awards 2016.

Councillor Paul Bell, Cabinet Member for Housing, said: “We are now in a position to move forward to carry out detailed feasibility work to build around 200 new homes where 50% will be council-owned social rented properties. This is an important step in delivering much needed homes in our community”

Architects have now been appointed  to begin design ideas for the redevelopment.

Homeless families living at ‘PLACE/Ladywell’ will be relocated to another area in Lewisham and the area will continue to be used as temporary housing until the redevelopment is completed.

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