Number of homes to increase by more than 300

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The existing estate will be flattened and replaced with six blocks ranging from five to 13 storeys

PRP has been given the green light for proposals to demolish and rebuild the Geoffrey Close Estate in Lambeth, south-east London.

The existing 1ha estate in Camberwell consists of six four-storey residential blocks housing 134 social rented homes and a community room.

It will be replaced with six new blocks ranging in height from five to 13 storeys providing a total of 441 homes.

The new development will include 134 social rented homes to match the number in the existing estate, along with 306 private homes and one additional affordable rented home.

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The new estate will include 30% affordable homes, below the 35% target set by Sadiq Khan

It means that just over 30% of the homes will be affordable, below the 35% target for new London development set by the capital’s mayor Sadiq Khan.

The 70sq m community room will also be replaced and a residents’ gym added to the site along with 1,750sq m of ground-floor amenity space and 1,680sq m of communal roof terrace space.

The scheme, which is being built for a partnership between developers Riverside and Bellway, was lodged for planning in September last year.

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The new scheme will include a residents’ gym and 1689sq m of communal roof terraces

The planning application followed a residents’ ballot in December 2018 in which 67% of residents voted in favour of the redevelopment.

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PRP has designed the scheme for developers Bellway and Riverside