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06/02/2018

TfL seeking partner for East London site

Words: Laura Edgar
Limmo Peninsula / Flickr

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has announced proposals to transform the Limmo Peninsula, East London, into a neighbourhood with 1,500 homes.

Transport for London (TfL) is seeking a partner to develop its largest plot of land, a key Elizabeth line tunnelling area.

Of the planned homes, 600 – 40 per cent – will be “genuinely affordable”.

Khan pledged in his election manifesto to bring forward public land to build affordable homes for Londoners and so far, in partnership with TfL, has brought forward several sites, including one in Kidbrooke (400 homes with half designated affordable).

Khan said: “The Limmo Peninsula has the capacity to be transformed into a booming new East London neighbourhood. With Elizabeth Line works almost complete, I am pleased that Transport for London is now in a position to bring forward this site for development.

“It is part of my strategy to free up public land and to use it to build the homes that our great city so desperately needs. It is no secret that it will take many years to fix London’s housing crisis, and we ultimately need government support – but schemes such as this prove that we are can make a real difference now by delivering high-quality neighbourhoods with a large proportion of genuinely affordable homes.”

Limmo Peninsula is near Canning Town station, which is served by the Jubilee line and DLR, and forms a key part of the Canning Town and Custom House regeneration area.

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