South London scheme will see more than 900 homes built in first phase
Architects HTA Design and Hawkins Brown have secured planning consent to rejig proposals for early -stage elements of the Aylesbury Estate regeneration programme in Walworth, south-east London.
Southwark Council’s planning committee this week backed an application from the practices seeking consent for further amendments to two subplots on the regeneration programme’s so-called “first development site”, which is being delivered for housing association Notting Hill Genesis.
Outline plans for the estate regeneration were approved in 2015. Under the latest proposals a 20-storey Hawkins Brown-designed tower would increase in height by three storeys and undergo changes to its footprint to accommodate an extra flat on each floor. The block will deliver an extra 39 homes as a result of the changes.
Recommending the proposals for approval at Monday night’s planning committee meeting, officers said the revised scheme would add 60 homes to the first development site, taking the total number of homes delivered in the phase to 902 – over six subplots.
The iniital 2015 outline approval for the Aylesbury Estate regeneration envisaged that more than 3,500 homes would be built, spread over four phases.
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The original estate, which was constructed between 1966 and 1977, had a total of 2,700 homes.
Tony Blair chose the Aylesbury Estate as the location for his first public speech as prime minister, hours after New Labour’s landslide general election victory in May 1997.