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Hundreds of 'affordable' new homes planned as part of massive estate regeneration

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Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development, Local Government

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Work to revitalise one of the largest housing estates in Europe is continuing apace as Southwark Council begins the next phase of the Aylesbury regeneration. 

The next phase of the development will be focusing on Chiltern, Arklow, Bradenham and Chartridge, and will be the first site to be redeveloped under a new development partnership agreement the council has signed with social landlord Notting Hill Housing. 

It is proposed that the existing blocks will be demolished and over 800 new homes built, with works scheduled to start at the beginning of 2015. 

At least 50% of the new homes will be classed as 'affordable' - with 75% of those at social rents and 25% low cost homeownership - and 50% private. This will include provision of 50 extra care units for older residents, which will also be affordable. 

Councillor Mark Williams, cabinet member for regeneration, planning and transport, said: “The re-development of the Aylesbury estate is about providing high quality and genuinely affordable new homes for people, especially those on low incomes who might not otherwise afford the high rent usually associated with such a central London location. 

“The additional extra care units will also support some of our older residents who want to maintain their independence, helping us become an age friendly borough. This re-development is also bringing jobs and amenities for Aylesbury Estate residents.” 

Alongside the continuous construction programme there is also a re-housing process to vacate the site in preparation for redevelopment. Residents are being given a right to return.

A detailed planning application for the first site to be developed by Notting Hill Housing is due to be submitted in September 2014. 

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