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Green light for first stage of Westminster regeneration scheme

Words: Laura Edgar
View from Salisbury Street - Luton-Street / press release

Westminster City Council’s planning committee has approved plans to deliver 171 new homes, including affordable and social rent homes.

The development will see the site of a disused coal store that adjoins Marylebone Station, off Luton Street, and a car park at Fisherton Street transformed.

The site currently comprises 14 affordable homes, which will be reprovided, as well as two vacant buildings that were formerly used for community use and vacant storage sheds.

The scheme forms part of a masterplan that is set to deliver 1,750 homes over the next 15 to 20 years.

This first stage will also provide improvements and facilities for the local community, including a £3 million facelift for the public realm with a green link – a planted pedestrian and cycle corridor.

Additionally, 171 new homes will be built, including 62 affordable homes – 43 new social rented homes (including 14 reprovided homes) and 19 intermediate rent homes.

Rachael Robathan, cabinet member for housing, said: “The Luton Street scheme demonstrates that we can deliver more good-quality and truly affordable housing in the heart of London, creating a city for all. The development has been a long time in the making, involving many years of close engagement with local residents and has very much been developed with the needs of local families in mind. The council is committed to enabling better neighbourhoods with new and high-quality housing supported by the right infrastructure.”

The scheme has been developed by Westminster City Council and ALMO CityWest Homes in partnership with developer Linkcity (part of the Bouygues Group).

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