Scheme will see demolition of south-east London estate
Bexley council has given a resolution to grant planning to a JTP-designed masterplan that would see a rundown 1960s housing estate in the south-east London borough torn down and replaced with 320 new homes.
The proposals, developed in collaboration with the local authority, envisages a number of new buildings ranging from three to nine storeys replacing the Arthur Street estate in Erith.
The original estate, which comprised three 13-storey towers and a number of low-rise buildings, was said by JTP to have “fallen into a poor state of repair and failed to meet modern standards”.
Homes to be delivered by Wates and housing association group Orbit will range from one-bedroom flats to three-bedroom houses, of which 80% will be offered across affordable rent and shared ownership.
JTP said work on site would start “immediately” with construction expected to finish in 2022.