Transport for London and Notting Hill Genesis have received the go-ahead to build more than 600 new homes in Kidbrooke
Transport for London (TfL) and Notting Hill Genesis, known as the Kidbrooke Partnership LLP joint venture, will deliver 619 new homes, of which 50% will be affordable.
This follows the decision by the deputy mayor, Jules Pipe, to call in the application and act as the local planning authority.
The developments, which have been designed by Glenn Howells Architects, will be built on a vacant four-acre site in the Royal Borough of Greenwich. Across eight buildings, the new homes in Kidbrooke will be a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom properties.
The affordable homes being delivered as part of the plans will be a mixture of shared ownership and London Affordable Rent.
New amenities at Kidbrooke
The proposals for the site will also improve and provide new amenities for the community, such as an improved transport hub and a new village square.
The plans for Kidbrooke – which look to sustainably regenerate an underutilised brownfield site – also incorporate nature as part of their design, with green walkways and parts of the existing woodland.
The site also benefits from its proximity to the Zone 3 Kidbrooke national rail station and the bus stops on Kidbrooke Park Road.
The mayor of London, Sadiq Khan, provided additional funding from London’s business rates to allow TfL to bring forward plans for a new bus route in Kidbrooke near the site following community consultation.
The new homes in Kidbrooke will support the local economy by providing 2,200 sq. m of non-residential space, which will be a mixture of a nursery, retail and commercial space. This will be suitable for a range of companies including small start-ups and those in the creative industry.
The site will also boost employment with hundreds of jobs estimated to be required during the construction phase of the project, which is expected to begin in 2020, and more than 120 permanent jobs anticipated on site once the work has been completed.
Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at TfL, said: “Kidbrooke offers us a great opportunity to deliver homes the capital desperately needs and we are delighted to have been given the green light to take our proposals forward with Notting Hill Genesis.
“As well as providing hundreds of new homes, of which half will be affordable, our plans will deliver new and improved amenities for the community and support the economy of the area by providing fantastic new retail and commercial space and job opportunities. The development will also generate vital revenue to reinvest into the transport network.”
John Hughes, group director of development at Notting Hill Genesis, added: “Our vision is to create a high-quality, mixed-use development which completes the new local centre at Kidbrooke and contributes positively to the regeneration of the area for the benefit of the whole community.
“Alongside the creation of thoughtfully designed buildings, extensive public realm, business space and new amenities, we look forward to delivering 619 much needed new homes, half of which will be either London Affordable Rent or shared ownership, to meet London and Greenwich’s significant housing need.”