Search

New block of flats set to be approved in Sidcup

PUBLISHED: 07:00 05 November 2018

Plans for a new block of flats with no affordable housing are set to be approved in Sidcup. Picture: Google

Plans for a new block of flats with no affordable housing are set to be approved in Sidcup. Picture: Google

Archant

Plans for a new block of flats with no affordable housing are set to be approved in Sidcup.

Developer Shanly Homes has applied to demolish Oceanic House in Sidcup Hill and build 48 one and two-bedroom flats.

According to its application, the new six-storey building would include a courtyard and car parking spaces.

A similar scheme has been refused before, but the developer has since reduced the number of homes by 10 and introduced new access sites for vehicles from Cross Road.

Officers at the council have recommended the new plans for approval at a planning meeting next week despite the lack of affordable housing.

Independent assessors said it is “not viable” for the scheme to include affordable housing, but the developer has proposed six shared ownership units instead.

According to council documents: “It is concluded that the balance of providing well designed housing in a sustainable location overrides the minimal impacts that accrue from this development.”

From the rejected application, parking spaces have been increased from 26 to 33.

This second attempt has also increased the amount of outdoor space, including two communal roof terraces and private balconies.

Nearly 30 objections have been raised over the proposals, including Sidcup Community Group and North Cray Residents Association.

Neighbours say a block of flats would be “overcrowding and overdevelopment” of a site that would result in the loss of commercial space.

Other concerns include the impact on neighbouring properties and the pressure new residents would have on “stretched”doctors in the area.

Sidcup councillor June Slaughter has opposed the new build, saying the height and bulk of the proposed block is still too great.

The developer says the revised proposal is be much needed, adding in its application: “This urban regeneration scheme will replace the existing offices with a new and more attractive building.

“It will be built to modern standards to satisfy the requirements of the Mayor of London’s Housing Supplementary Planning Guidance and will provide much needed residential accommodation for Bexley.”

The scheme will be decided upon next Thursday, November 8.

0 comments

Welcome , please leave your message below.

Optional - JPG files only
Optional - MP3 files only
Optional - 3GP, AVI, MOV, MPG or WMV files
Comments

Please log in to leave a comment and share your views with other Bexley Times visitors.

We enable people to post comments with the aim of encouraging open debate.

Only people who register and sign up to our terms and conditions can post comments. These terms and conditions explain our house rules and legal guidelines.

Comments are not edited by Bexley Times staff prior to publication but may be automatically filtered.

If you have a complaint about a comment please contact us by clicking on the Report This Comment button next to the comment.

Not a member yet?

Register to create your own unique Bexley Times account for free.

Signing up is free, quick and easy and offers you the chance to add comments, personalise the site with local information picked just for you, and more.

Sign up now

Latest Bexley news

Saturday, November 17, 2018

A man who ran over two elderly women with his electric wheelchair was sentenced on Friday, November 16 at Southwark Crown Court.

Saturday, November 17, 2018

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Christmas 2018 and the Northern Lights are welcomed to Bexleyheath on Saturday, November 17 with a spectacular mix of music and dance from stilt walkers to bhangra dancers, and acoustic artists to fire shows.

Friday, November 16, 2018

Now back from recording the second series of All Together Now, Brit School teacher and Bromley local Georg Tormann is now warming up for Christmas with his Beckenham-based choir.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

A Bexley artist has raised her concerns that a revamp of Hall Place will see the death of the art scene in the area.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Wildlife enthusiasts are calling for “embarrassing” fly-tipping that is blighting marshland in Bexley to be cleared up.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Dagenham and Rainham MP Jon Cruddas expressed concerns that an energy park in Bexley will lead to “toxic fumes” billowing across the Thames to the Rainham and Beam Park development area.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

A Bexleyheath pub will be offering free gin and tonic today, in exchange for a very unusual currency - cake.

Most read news

Digital Edition

Image
Read the Bexley Times e-edition today
E-edition

Newsletter Sign Up

Bexley Times twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists

Family Notices 24