First Phase of Central Hill Rebuilding Programme Approved

Lambeth Council’s Planning Committee overwhelmingly approved Homes for Lambeth’s planning application to build 31 new affordable homes on Truslove House, Roman Rise.


The site backs onto Central Hill Estate which was earmarked by Lambeth Council’s Cabinet in 2016 for rebuilding. This planning application marks the first phase of the rebuilding of Central Hill Estate, providing more high-quality, affordable homes for residents on the estate and the housing waiting list. Residents of the estate will also soon be invited to contribute to the master planning process for future phases on the estate.

Commenting on the news, Jitinder Takhar, Chief Executive Officer at Homes for Lambeth said:

“After many years of waiting, it comes with great pleasure Homes for Lambeth is progressing with the rebuilding of Central Hill Estate. The rebuilding of Central Hill will mean many more affordable homes for local residents and families and individuals on the housing waiting list. The new homes will also bring new jobs and training opportunities for our residents and contribute to Lambeth’s wider economic recovery from the impact of COVID-19”.

Councillor Matthew Bennett, Lambeth’s Lead Member for Planning, Investment & New Homes remarked:

“I’m delighted HFL has secured planning permission for 31 genuinely affordable new homes, including 22 new council homes, on the Central Hill Estate. These homes will be built to the highest standards for local families and deliver significant reductions in carbon.

Building these homes is the first step in meeting the council’s commitment to build a new home for every resident of Central Hill, after a majority of council tenants backed rebuilding the estate in an independent consultation.”

Stewart Davenport, Chair of Homes for Lambeth Build Board, welcomed the news and said:

“This planning application marks another significant moment for Homes for Lambeth in progressing the Central Hill rebuilding programme.

The 31 new homes will form as part of the first phase of the rebuilding of Central Hill, and these new homes will be prioritised for local residents and contribute to the local area.”

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Notes to editors:

  • Homes for Lambeth was established in November 2018 and is wholly-owned by Lambeth Council. We aim to build thriving communities and better futures for our residents. You can find out more about Homes for Lambeth’s vision by visiting
  • Roman Rise is the first planning application submitted by Homes for Lambeth on Central Hill
  • Homes for Lambeth consulted on the proposals for Roman Rise in Spring 2020, with over 200 residents attending our online townhall events, residents without access to the internet were able to request more information via post. They were able to phone in or write to us using a freephone and freepost to have their say.
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    Communications and Engagement Lead or
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