71 new homes approved for Ossory Road

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A new housing scheme has been approved by Southwark Council’s Planning Committee, which will deliver 71 new homes for the Old Kent Road neighbourhood.

The scheme, on the site of the Hireman tool hire shop, was approved at Planning Committee on 1 December.

The scheme, designed by Alan Camp architects, was approved by Southwark Council’s planning committee last night and will be built on the site of the Hireman tool hire shop on Ossory Road.

Comprising a part ten / part 11 storey design, the new building will provide 71 new homes, more than 35 percent of which will be designated as affordable housing.

The development also includes substantial space for light industrial use and will feature rooftop landscaping to provide communal gardens and a children’s play area.

Since 2015, planning permission has been granted for more than 8,000 new homes in the Old Kent Road area, 38 percent of which is affordable housing. 

In total, 20,000 high quality, new homes are due to be built in and around Old Kent Road, 35 per cent of which (around 7,000) will be affordable including 5,000 at social rent.

Read more about the benefits of regenerating Old Kent Road

A recording of the 1 December Planning Committee will be made available on the council’s YouTube channel.

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