Section: Housing Provision

Plans for 1,500 affordable homes on Dagenham car plant site

Posted 16.03.21
Mayor of London: Further reading

A landmark deal has been announced to secure more than 1,550 genuinely affordable homes on the former Dagenham Stamping Plant car works site in East London.

The deal, which involves an £80 million grant from the Mayor of London's Affordable Housing Programme, has enabled Peabody housing association to acquire the 45-acre site.

The mixed-tenure development will provide homes at London Affordable Rent and for Shared Ownership.

Plans are still in the early stages, but it is thought the site could eventually support around 3,000 homes, creating a new neighbourhood in the wider Dagenham regeneration area.

Peabody plans to transform the disused site into a vibrant, sustainable neighbourhood that complements the wider regeneration in the borough and creates new connections for local people and businesses.

As well as new homes, the Peabody plans will reflect Dagenham's unique heritage - creating a new public park, greenways, and opportunities for learning, leisure, play and work locally.

The Dagenham project is part of Peabody's strategic partnership with the Mayor of London, which is on track to see Peabody start 7,000 new affordable homes for London by 2023.

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Landmark council housing scheme set for green light

Posted 02.03.21
Liverpool Express: Further reading

Liverpool City Council's first major housing scheme in more than 30 years is to set clear its final hurdle this week.

The landmark scheme, in Dovecot, aims to deliver 105 homes in partnership with Merseyside developer Lovell and local registered provider Riverside.

The project highlights the increased emphasis that the Council has placed on housing delivery in recent months, in terms of achieving the objectives of the Liverpool City Plan, and prioritising its role as a housing enabler.

The scheme contains a mix of homes for affordable and social rent, and underlines the commitment to providing a range of housing tenure options across current and future schemes.

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Mayor launches search for partner to build homes on Met driving school

Posted 01.03.21
Mayor of London: Further reading

The Mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, has started the search for a development partner to deliver more than 730 homes on the site of the former 'Hendon' Metropolitan Police training centre and driving school in Colindale.

60% of the proposed homes will be genuinely affordable, split between London Affordable Rent/Social Rent and Shared Ownership.

The development will be spread across two sites adjacent to the Met's 'Hendon' Peel Centre training facility.

The homes built on these sites will conform to the latest building standards set out in the newly approved London Plan including market leading safety, space and light standards.

The charging of ground rents will be prohibited and the developer will be expected to grant the longest possible lease length - ideally 999 years - to shared ownership and private sale leaseholders.

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Quick Links

Updated 23.03.21

Longhurst Group: Urban&Civic selects the Longhurst Group as affordable housing partner to support the delivery of an innovative range of housing options for local people, as part of the development of the former Barracks and Airfield at Waterbeach.

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Irwell Valley Homes: A new £50 funding facility will be used to help Irwell Valley Homes deliver 1,260 new affordable homes for social and affordable rent, plus supported housing.

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Hyde Housing Group: 2,000 high quality, sustainable, shared ownership homes will be built as a result of a partnership between Hyde and M&G Investments.

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Cross Keys Homes: Multi-million pound funding helps association to build on growth.

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Moray Council: Planning consent for an affordable housing and a care village development with up to 200 properties at Bilbohall has been given by Moray Council.

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