Council homes get planning approval on Bermondsey’s Longfield Estate

Kit Heren (18 November, 2021)

Concerns had been raised by local residents about the loss of open space at the site , although the council said it was not protected land.

50060How the new building on Fort Road could look

A set of seven new council homes in Bermondsey were given the go-ahead on Tuesday (November 16) at a Southwark Council planning meeting.

The new flats will come in a five-storey corner building, with four flats and a three two-storey terraced houses, on the corner of Fort Road and Balaclava Street at the edge of the Longfield Estate.

Concerns had been raised by local residents about the loss of open space at the site , although the council said it was not protected land.

The current site

Other objections included the effect of the new buildings on the nearby Thorburn Square conservation area, largely made up of low terraced houses.

The council’s new homes development team said the terraced housing, which will be next to the conservation area, was designed to reflect its architectural style.

The south Bermondsey homes were just one of several proposals for new council flats that got unanimous approval at the planning meeting on Tuesday.

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