Planning permission granted for much-needed housing scheme
Published Thursday, 16 July 2020
A planning application for residential accommodation in Brindley Way, Bromley was unanimously approved at Bromley Council's Development Control Committee meeting on Tuesday 14 July.
The proposed new development of 25 homes, including wheelchair accessible units, with 100 per cent affordable rents comprises 10 x 1 bed and 15 x 2 bed flats over three or four storeys. There are 15 dedicated residential parking spaces, including disabled bays. The scheme involves the realignment of the Burnt Ash Lane car park which is also being retained. The homes will include latest energy-efficient measures, such as solar panels.
The homes will be mainly constructed off-site and then assembled on-site, with the construction process enabling the development to come forwards relatively quickly. The development will be sited broadly in parallel with nearby Sundridge House on Burnt Ash Lane and suitably located to ensure privacy.
Councillor Alexa Michael, Chairman of Development Control Committee, said: “We were pleased to approve this application unanimously. The application complies with the various required planning policies, including affordable housing and also helps meet the need for more housing. I understand the concerns, including the loss of some parking but the car park is being retained, with adequate space remaining.”
Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing said, “We absolutely need more housing across the borough, particularly for families who through no fault of their own find themselves homeless. This will obviate the present necessity of putting these families up in nightly paid accommodation, which is both expensive and unsatisfactory. Planning permission is a welcome step forwards and now we need to work to ensure that this development comes forward as quickly as possible, with the construction process supporting this, as well as helping minimise noise disturbance on site during the shortened construction process. I am pleased that the proposal includes CCTV and a good standard of lighting which will assist in deterring anti-social behaviour which has occurred in this car park in the past. The plan also includes some landscaping in the car park which is rather bare at the moment.”
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