Plans for 40 new council homes and three new play areas in St Saviour’s Estate have been greenlit by Southwark Council’s planning committee.
Sixteen of the new homes are replacing garages in Fendall Street with the remaining 24 built on former garages and a car park in Maltby Street.
At least eight of the homes on Fendall Street and all 24 homes on Maltby Street will first be offered to local council tenants who need to move because their existing home is unsuitable for them and their family. The remaining homes on Fendall Street will be let to other households in housing need in Southwark.
Southwark Councils says its garages team is looking for alternative storage for people who were using garages as storage.
There will also be parking spaces allocated for wheelchair accessible flats.
Council Leader Kieron Williams said: “I’m delighted planning has been approved for these two beautiful spacious new developments which will provide much-needed new council homes for people in the area, whilst also enhancing the communal spaces on St Saviours’ estate.
“I want to thank all the local residents who’ve been so integral to the designs, and look forward to seeing local people moving into their new homes.”
The new developments, designed by architects Bells Phillips, will be five-storey buildings made up of flats and duplexes, ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedroom properties.
Work is scheduled to begin on site this summer, and be completed in winter 2022.