Following a positive public consultation process, Homes for Lambeth’s proposals to build 67 new homes in Vauxhall have both been approved by Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee.
The Carmelita Centre building located on Jonathan Street will see 29 new homes and 390 sqm purpose-built new community centre, whilst a vacant site on Orsett Street will deliver 38 new homes. Both developments include a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedroom homes that will cater to various needs, including affordable, family-sized and wheelchair accessible accommodation.
Additionally, a temporary home for The Carmelita Centre will be provided ahead of construction, ensuring residents continue to have access to a community facility.
Caroline Pillay, Chair of Homes for Lambeth Group, welcomed the news and said: “Providing much needed, affordable housing is at the heart of what Homes for Lambeth do. These schemes will include 50% affordable housing and will be prioritised for Lambeth tenants and resident homeowners, particularly those on the council’s housing waiting list. The applications mark another important milestone for the future of Lambeth and our aim to tackle the housing crisis.”
Councillor Matthew Bennett, Lambeth’s lead for planning and new homes added: “I’m so delighted to see yet another Homes for Lambeth scheme secure planning permission. This will deliver a brand new community centre, 29 affordable homes - including 20 at council level rents for local families - and, as part of Lambeth’s commitment to tackling the climate emergency, these new homes deliver a 71% reduction in carbon emissions alongside dozens of new trees.” Jason Emile, Development Director at Homes for Lambeth said: “I’m incredibly proud of the team that have delivered this success, these 67 new homes are in addition to 103 homes approved by the planning committee since last summer. At present HFL has over 570 homes at various stages of the planning pipeline all contributing to more and better homes in Lambeth.”