The Knapdale Close development will provide three three-bed houses and 14 two- and three-bed flats, all for social rent. The site was formerly occupied by garages and a car parking area.
The plans also include wider improvements for the estate, including: landscaping and a new play space; highways improvements and additional car parking; cycle storage; and new refuse collection points for the existing blocks.
We have carried out extensive consultation with existing residents, including door-knocking and drop-in events, and listened to their concerns. Replacement parking spaces will be made available before the existing parking spaces are developed.
Lewisham Homes is creating hundreds of new Council homes across the borough in support of the Council’s response to the London-wide housing crisis. Other works on existing homes, such as improving lighting, are being reviewed as part of our wider planned works programme.
|Project stage||Under construction|
|Number of new homes||17|
|Start on site||August 2020|
|Work estimated to complete||Spring 2022|
|Number of homes for social rent||17|
|Number of homes for sale||0|
|You said||Our response|
|We’re concerned about drainage||Before work starts, the contractor will do a survey which will be assessed by Thames Water. Thames Water will instruct any work required which will be done as part of the new build work.|
|Council homes should benefit local people||All of the new flats and houses here will be council homes for local people.|
|The increased demand for parking will mean that existing residents will not be able to park||Replacement parking spaces will be made available before the existing parking spaces are developed. We’re providing a total of 34 new parking spaces.|
|On site works will cause disruption and prevent residents from accessing their homes||A transport consultant is responsible for making sure there is a detailed plan which considers delivery times and working hours. This plan will be shared with residents and developed during the build.|
|What has happened to the Eliot Bank site?||We have decided not to progress with developing on the Eliot Bank site.|