Home Park, Sydenham, SE26

Located on Winchfield Road, the Home Park development will deliver 31 one-, two- and three-bedroom homes to a site formerly occupied by a neighbourhood office, garages, pram sheds and storage buildings. These homes will be used for permanent social housing and will be built using Precision Manufacturing Housing (PMH) methods.

This is a more efficient, safe and less impactful method of construction that involves large portions of a development being built off-site in a factory setting. Units can be fully fitted before being transported to site and assembled quickly. The PMH method offers a new way of delivering high-quality, affordable and energy-efficient housing.

The development will also provide new community space, landscaping, disabled parking spaces and cycle parking provision.

Resident consultation

You said Our response
We’re excited about the development and     we like the design.

 

We’re glad you like it.  The people who will live here are local and are currently on Lewisham Council’s waiting list. This includes homeless families and people living in over-crowded housing.
It doesn’t feel safe.  We’re worried about having strangers on the estate. We are consulting with the local crime prevention team to fund ways to improve safety and security on the estate.
We think bin stores would be a good improvement for the estate.

 

 

We are looking at ways to improve the current bin stores, their use and location.  This will be done separately from the work to build new homes here. We will provide bin stores for the new homes as part of the planning requirement.
What can you do to stop vehicles which don’t belong to residents using our estate roads? We are looking into ways to improve the estate roads and make sure they benefit residents living on the estates.
We’d like the ground floor to be used as one of the following:

  • a café
  • a shop
  • or for community workshops & adult education
There is an opportunity for existing residents to influence what goes on the ground floor.  It’s unlikely to be a formal shop or café because we need to consider the residents living in the building.

We will explore your suggestions with the wider community.

Can you make sure the community space is for young people?

You could provide an after school club or a nursery.

We are currently trying to reach out to Youth First who run the adventure playground to collaborate on finding the best use for the space.
Can the bins be moved away from Fairlawn Park private gardens’ wall?

And what’s been done to prevent people dumping rubbish?

We are reviewing the location and type of bin stores we use.

The current location and layout of the stores has been designed to prevent people from dumping rubbish.

Can you extend the hedge on the Fairlawn Park wall? We will aim to extend the hedge as far as possible.
We are concerned about parking because     it is already limited on the estate. We’ve done a transport survey and we will create extra parking spaces on the estate.
We want CCTV installed. We’re consulting with the local crime prevention unit to discuss the best ways to improve safety and security in the area.
Will the development effect the value of surrounding houses? We cannot advise on property valuations.
Who decides who is suitable to move in? Lewisham Council decide who will live in the new homes.
Can you put speed humps on Winchfield Road? We will put this forward to Lewisham Council’s Highways team to consider.
Please can you create a walkway through   the park to Our Lady and St Neri School? We will put this forward to Lewisham Council.
How will the use of space between the new homes and Fairlawn Park be managed?

 

Our plans for this space are for it to be used as a garden which is only accessible to the new residents.  The garden space would be managed and maintained by us.
Why didn’t we get a response about what   we said last time? Details of your queries and our responses can be found on our consultation boards.  You can download these from this web page.

Take a look at our Listening to you page to find out more about the different ways we listen to local people’s views.

General Information
Project stage Planning permission granted
Number of new homes 31
Ward Bellingham
Scheme delivered by Lewisham Council
Number of homes for social rent 31
Number of homes for sale 0

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