Last night Lambeth’s Planning Application Committee resolved to grant full planning permission, subject to the signing of a legal agreement, for 84 new homes on Knight’s Walk Estate. The plans will provide better homes for current residents and more homes for those currently on our housing waiting list.
On the 20th March Lambeth’s Planning Application Committee resolved to grant full planning permission, subject to the signing of a legal agreement, for 84 new homes on Knight’s Walk Estate across two sites; Phase 1, on the site of existing garages and Phase 2 along the east side of Knight’s Walk next to Section House.
Of the 84 new homes:
- 25 will be one-bedroomed homes which will be up to 27% larger than current homes
- 41 homes will be two-bedroomed homes
- 18 homes will be three-bedroomed homes which will be up to 30% larger than existing homes
All existing residents will get a new home
All 14 remaining secure tenants on Knight’s Walk will get a new home at council level rent which meets their needs, based on a detailed assessment of their situation.
Homes for people waiting on the council housing lists
In addition to the 14 existing residents that will be reprovided with new council level rented homes, the proposed development delivers a further 25 affordable homes, including 13 homes for people on the housing waiting list.
In line with the council’s commitment to build ‘mixed and balanced’ communities, a proportion of the new homes will be intermediate homes for rent. These homes will provide housing options for those Lambeth residents that don’t qualify for social housing but are priced out of the private sector.
New Private Homes
The new affordable homes are funded by Homes for Lambeth building new private homes on site. Knights Walk includes up to 45 private homes which will help pay for new affordable homes.
Cllr Paul McGlone, Deputy Leader of Lambeth Council said:
“I’m pleased that planning permission has been given for the rebuilding of the Knight’s Walk Estate, providing a new home for every council tenant and additional council rent homes for local families as part of our commitment to tackling Lambeth’s housing crisis. We are delivering on our guarantees to existing tenants and resident leaseholders to provide them with a brand new home built to the highest standard on their estate – and the overall scheme will provide more genuinely affordable homes for local people.”