Planning permission granted for much-needed housing

Published Monday, 23 November 2020

Bromley homes for Bromley people.

Two planning applications for residential accommodation, with 100% affordable rents were approved at Bromley Council's Development Control Committee on Thursday 19 November.  

Permissions were granted for the proposed new housing developments in Anerley and Chislehurst, creating 35 ​homes in total. Of these, 10 homes will come forward on the Anerley Town Hall overflow car park and 25 homes on the former Banbury House site in Bushell Way, Chislehurst. In both examples, the homes will be mainly constructed off-site and then assembled on-site. This construction process will enable the housing to be built relatively quickly. The Development Control Committee was informed that construction work would begin as soon as practically possible, with building starting in early 2021 and completed later in the year.

Councillor Alexa Michael, Chairman of Development Control Committee, said: “We considered these applications very carefully before granting permissions. Both proposals met the various required planning policies, including affordable housing.” 

Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing, said: , “This is yet more welcome news that shows Bromley Council is creating much-needed additional housing supply, thus providing homes for families in need. By increasing the housing supply, we can also reduce the present but unsatisfactory need to put families in nightly paid accommodation, which is also highly expensive. We will now press ahead to complete these developments as soon as possible.”

Amanda Grimbleby, Business Development and Partnerships Director from M-AR, the contractor who submitted the applications said, “M-AR and our partners are delighted to be involved with these projects to deliver much needed affordable, quality, family homes for Bromley Council. These developments will utilise renewable energy sources and support residents with their travel options by providing ample secure bicycle storage and infrastructure for electric car charging. We’re really excited to see these projects commence on site early in the new year!”

The proposal relating to the former Banbury House site in Bushell Way involved erecting a part two/part three storey building to provide 25 residential units made up of 8x 1-bedroom units and 17x 2-bedroom units with 18 car parking spaces, including 3 disabled spaces.

The redevelopment of Anerley Town Hall overflow car park for the erection of a part three storey building will provide 10 residential flats comprising 4 x 1 bed and 6 x 2 bed units. It will also include the creation of a new access onto George Groves Road and provision of 7 off street parking spaces, cycle spaces and associated amenity spaces.


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