More new council affordable homes coming to Furzedown

Published: Friday, August 27, 2021

Planning permission has been granted to transform garages at The Alders Estate, Aldrington Road, SW16 into 34 new, affordable homes.

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The homes will be a mix of 1, 2 and 3 bedrooms with three fully accessible wheelchair properties. They form part of the Council’s Housing for All programme, building 1,000 new homes across the borough, 60 per cent of which will be affordable. All the properties are prioritised for local residents and key workers.

The wider estate will also benefit from two new play spaces, landscaping, parking and lighting.

The local community has been consulted throughout and their feedback was incorporated into the planning application, which received praise from members of both the Labour and Conservative parties at the July Planning Committee. The scheme was approved unanimously.

The Council will continue to keep local people informed as the development progresses. The next steps will be to source a contractor and pull together a works plan. Work is expected to start next summer.

Wandsworth’s Cabinet Member for Housing Cllr Jonathan Cook said: "I’m delighted that we can get this scheme off the ground and add to our overall affordable housing delivery across the borough. All new homes projects include improvements to existing areas of the estate so that everyone benefits. 

"We will also ensure that our contractors keep the community involved and offer work experience, apprenticeships and other opportunities to our residents. We continue to go from strength to strength in delivering 1,000 homes to meet our commitment of 1,000 homes for all."

Find out more about The Alders

More about the Council’s Housing for All programme