DLP has been advising Newham’s Housing Delivery Team on the Council’s Affordable Homes Programme since May 2019. The programme aims to start building 1,000 new council homes for rent by 2022 in order to tackle the Council’s housing waiting list which currently stands at over 27,000 people. The programme will deliver the development of vacant and underused Council-owned sites for high quality, sustainable, low carbon, affordable homes.
The five-storey scheme at Sutton Road will provide 29 affordable homes at London Affordable Rent, with a mix of 1, 2 and 3-bed units and associated landscaping and cycle parking. 38% of the homes will be for families.
52 to 66 Eastbourne Road (known as Leather Gardens) will provide 21 affordable homes at London Affordable Rent, with a mix of 1, 2 3 and 4-bed units and 38% family homes.
Both projects make use of accessible brownfield land to maximise housing delivery.
DLP co-ordinated the planning applications and stakeholder consultation and is providing ongoing advice in relation to the Unilateral Undertakings, planning conditions and CIL.