We have been granted planning permission to build 9 new council homes on a disused garage site, on the junction between Vesta Road and Endwell Road.
Residents who live close to the site were notified about our application by the Local Planning Authority and were given the opportunity to comment on the designs as part of this process.
A construction contract was let to Indecon Building Ltd on 30 March 2021. The project will comprise 5 three-bedroom, 2 two-bedroom and two one-bedroom appartments. The garages on the site have already been demolished and trial pits dug to test the ground condition and the stability of the retaining wall adjacent to No 11 Vesta Rd. We are now in the lead-in period during which the contractor will complete the detailed design particularly with regard to the retaining wall and the sloping nature of the site, as well as to tree protection. Project completion is expected to be towards the end of 2022.
Lewisham Homes and Indecon Building will initiate a communications protocol with local residents with regular briefings to keep them informed, particularly when noisy or other disruptive activities are to take place.
|Project stage||Planning permission granted|
|Number of new homes||9|
|Start on site||2021|
|Work estimated to complete||End 2022|
|Contractor||Indecon Building Ltd|
|Number of homes for social rent||9|
|Number of homes for sale||0|
|You said||Our response|
|We’re concerned about the height of the development.||Our original proposal for an 11 unit scheme with 4 storeys on both Endwell and Vesta Road is now a proposal for a 9 unit scheme with Vesta Road reduced to three storeys.|
|We want changes to the design of the development.||Our architect has changed the design following feedback from local people. We presented the new design to you before putting forward a planning application.|
|There’s subsidence in the area.||Some of you raised concerns about subsidence in the local area. As a result, we instructed specialists to look into this and will keep local people informed.|
|What about parking?||We plan to keep nine parking spaces as part of the design. We will work with Lewisham Council to decide how these should be allocated, with the exception of one parking space which must be allocated to the resident living in the wheelchair access home.
We are looking at how we can protect the available parking for local residents, including tenants with garages who live closest to the proposed development area.
|What will happen to the trees?||We had a tree survey done which identified 4 trees within the proposed development area. It is hoped that all of the trees will be retained.|
|What happens during the planning application process?||We put forward a planning application which was followed by a formal consultation led by Lewisham Council’s planning department. The Council sent letters to residents living close to the proposed development site, with details of how they can feedback in respect of the proposals. Public notices were also placed locally.|