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South Thamesmead regeneration coming before Bexley Council

PUBLISHED: 09:36 12 December 2012

The regeneration of Thamesmead's Tavy Bridge estate which will see 296 homes built could be rubber-stamped by Bexley Council tomorrow night (Thursday).

The redevelopment of South Thamesmead, which will be funded by Gallions Housing Association and supported by Trust Thamesmead, aims to turn the area around in the next 10 to 15 years.

Gallions is planning to finish building homes within four years if planning permission is granted. Almost 80 per cent of the properties will be classed as affordable.

But the scheme has not been without its problems. Residents were angered by the closure of Tavy Bridge shops to make way for the new housing in September.

A Gallions spokesman said: “Our regeneration project will be a major development project in Thamesmead and will totally transform the area once completed.”

The council has raised a number of questions about the plans which will need to be answered, such as the proportion of affordable housing and proposed transport access to the estate.

The meeting is at the Civic Offices at 7.30pm.

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