New Lewisham council homes get the green light

Plans for the Somerville Estate in New Cross

Planning permission has been granted for 56 new council homes in Lewisham and local people have moved into five new council flats in Honor Oak.

Housing provider Lewisham Homes, working in partnership with Lewisham council, will start building 25 homes in Sydenham, 23 homes in New Cross and six town houses in Brockley this year. Another two homes will be created from disused space in Rawlinson House in Lewisham central and Hawke Tower in New Cross.

Keys to five new homes on the Honor Oak estate were handed over to local people in December.

The flats, which include one wheelchair-accessible home, were adapted from a former housing office.

Lewisham Homes will use ground-breaking offsite building techniques to create the 25 new homes in Sydenham.

The flats will be partly constructed offsite using cutting-edge manufacturing technology and made of environmentally-friendly engineered timber, making them quieter to build and more energy efficient.

The six council houses in Brockley will be three storeys high and located on Marnock Road, close to Crofton Park station. Twenty-three new flats and houses on the Somerville estate will be built on the site of a former extra care facility.

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