Another 20 council homes approved in Nine Elms

Planning permission has been granted for another 20 low cost rent homes on the Patmore Estate in Nine Elms.

The new development, approved earlier this week by Wandsworth’s planning applications committee, will replace a disused garage area off Deeley Road.

The proposal is for a part four, part five storey brick building to provide a mix of one, two and three bedroom flats and maisonettes. They will be owned and managed by the council.

The properties will meet the highest efficiency and space standards set by the London Mayor and will include triple glazed winter garden balconies.

All 20 will be offered to Wandsworth residents to rent at well below market rates.

Top priority will be given to local council tenants living in homes which are bigger than they need or are overcrowded. Once these tenants move in their previous homes will become available for other Wandsworth residents, creating chains of beneficial moves in this part of north Battersea.

Last October plans were approved for another 15 new council homes on the Patmore Estate and a further 22 on the neighboring Savona Estate.

All three of these developments are part of the council’s ‘Self Build Programme’ which will see the authority deliver over 200 new low cost rent homes built across Wandsworth in the next five years.

Planning applications committee chairman Cllr Sarah McDermott said:

“This is a very good quality proposal and will provide another 20 low cost rent homes in Nine Elms. The council will give top priority to people living in the local area to ensure the surrounding community is first to benefit.”

Cabinet member for housing Cllr Paul Ellis said:

“We believe building new, smaller flats will be popular with local residents whose current homes are bigger than they need. This in turn will free up larger properties and provide homes for families living in overcrowded conditions.”

Read the full report on the Deeley Road planning application on the council’s website.