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Residents invited to share views on Slade Green housing plans

PUBLISHED: 09:35 29 October 2014 | UPDATED: 09:35 29 October 2014

The vacant site.

The vacant site.

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Balmoral Land is bringing forward plans to set up 350 high quality new homes.

The plans are currently at the outline planning stage but would involve the regeneration of the vacant site off Richmer Road that once housed the LINPAC Packaging factory and Boots distribution depot.

The proposal will deliver a range of new homes from one bedroom apartments to four bedroom family houses.

Balmoral Land intends to submit an outline planning application for the development site to Bexley Council later this year.

Before the application is submitted, Balmoral Land has invited members of the public and stakeholder groups to view the plans at a public exhibition.

Richard Lewis, development director south at Balmoral Land, said: “Like much of London, Slade Green’s economy has changed over recent years.

“Demand for traditional industrial sites has declined and left a number of large vacant sites with no realistic chance of being occupied by industry.

“At the same time the need for new housing in the area has increased considerably as house prices have risen and people continue to move to the area to live.

“Our site is well positioned to help meet the housing need in Slade Green.

“It is currently unused and unattractive and our plans will transform the vacant site into a new high-quality housing development.

“Alongside a range of new homes, our proposals include new open areas, on-site parking and attractive landscaping.

“We’re proposing a well-designed scheme that will make a positive contribution to Slade Green’s future and we’re excited about what the site has to offer.”

Mr Lewis continued: “We always involve the local community in the planning of our new developments.

“We would encourage Slade Green residents to visit our public exhibition to give us their comments on our outline proposals and ask questions directly to the development project team. Local feedback is invaluable to us.”

The public exhibition will take place on November 6 between 3pm and 8pm at the new Slade Green and Howbury Community Centre and Library, Chrome Road, Erith.

The outline proposals will be on display at the exhibition and all of the comments on the plans will be used by the development team to further inform the proposed development.

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