Sector - Housing
Plans revealed for London regeneration project
The first plans have been submitted by Havering Council and Wates Residential for a regeneration project in London.
The regeneration project focuses on a new housing development at Napier and New Plymouth. The site is one of 12 in the borough which will generate 3,000 new homes over the next 15 years.
The project aims to increase the number of council-rented homes and provide affordable housing to residents. The Napier and New Plymouth site plans include 126 affordable family homes and 71 for private sale.
Councillor Damian White, Leader of Havering Council, said: “After months in the planning, it is exciting to see us entering the next phase in our ambitious regeneration programme.”
“This project will provide much-needed quality, affordable homes for local people in our special borough. It will leave behind a legacy of skills, training, jobs and aspiration which goes far beyond just bricks and mortar.”
The plans for the site include large green spaces and recreational areas. There is also an emphasis on creating spaces for wildlife, with trees, bat boxes, and plants to encourage bee populations.
The plans were formed around feedback given at public consultations and the project is also providing a training programme to teach residents business skills. Havering Council and Wates Residential have emphasised their commitment to investing in the local area, including providing training and skills and employing local SMEs to work on the development.
Local firm Kilnbridge Construction Services has been awarded the contracts for demolition of Napier and New Plymouth Houses and a two-storey car park on Dunedin Road. The demolition work will run alongside the decision-making process, where Havering Council will assess the plans for the site.
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