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TfL brings forward more land for homes

Words: Laura Edgar
Sadiq Khan / Steve Punter

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced two more sites that Transport for London will bring forward as part of his plan to fast-track public land to deliver affordable homes.

One site is at Landmark Court, Southwark and Fenwick South, near Clapham North station, in Lambeth. Each, said Khan, has the capacity to deliver retail and commercial space as well as homes.

In August, The Planner reported that a four-acre TfL site in Kidbrooke, Greenwich, had been released for development. It is expected to provide 400 homes, 50 per cent of which would be affordable homes for rent and to buy.

Landmark Court, which is within walking distance of London Bridge station, has the potential to deliver 25,000 square metres of development, including up to 100 homes. Of these, 35 per cent would be designated as affordable.

Fenwick South is expected to deliver a community centre and 55 new homes, all of which would be social housing, said the mayor. TfL would deliver the project on the land, owned by Lambeth Council, as part of a planning agreement. Although there wasn’t an obligation to deliver the homes until 2025, TfL said it would fast-track the site, and work is expected to begin early next year.

Khan said it is “unacceptable” for sites to sit unused when the city is “crying out for more housing and these two sites are just the next step in fast-tracking public land to deliver homes for Londoners”.

TfL has launched the tender for developers for the Landmark Court site and aims to identify a partner by early next year.

Image credit | Steve Punter