Lewisham launches land search

Lewisham Council has launched a search for land in the borough suitable for redevelopment to help the borough meets its new homes target. They say:

We have issued a call for sites to be included in the Lewisham 2015 Strategic Housing Land Availability Assessment (SHLAA).

The purpose of this study is to update the database of sites available to meet the borough’s housing targets until 2033,  and to provide evidence for the Lewisham Local Plan (currently in preparation) of the land available to meet those targets.

The study will assess sites throughout the borough for their potential to help address the borough’s housing needs. These will include sites proposed in response to this call for sites.

All nominated sites over 0.25 hectares will be considered as part of the study, and will be assessed for housing suitability, using strategic and site information through the London Housing Capacity Study System.

Your nominated sites should be received by the Lewisham Planning Service by 30 June 2015. Click here for more information.

If Lewisham is like the majority of London boroughs, those sites will tend to lie along its boundaries.

16 comments:

James Burrows said...

The site with the garages by The Ladywell Tavern must surely be a candidate for some new housing.

terrencetrentderby said...

Then what happens, compulsory purchase? Or is the land already council owned?

Owen said...

The mews in Brockley conservation area are ripe for small scale low dense development.

JosephJohnODonnell said...

I'm sorry but it's a bit much asking the public for:

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Full address

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Size and dimensions

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Current use and development

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Suggested use

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Known development constraints

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Any proposal details or designs.



A site
map with dimensions, in electronic or paper format, showing the boundaries of
the site being nominated, must also be provided.

JosephJohnODonnell said...

You should just be able to nominate and the Council look at the site rather than having to do the research for them out the goodness of your heart.

The Real Brockley Society said...

We know where you live Owen

dm said...

keep away from the mews...

Peter Tooke said...

The ugly estate between Brockley Road, Wickham Road and Wickham Gardens is an obvious candidate for a thorough redevelopment and could result in better land use including many more (modern) homes and a much better streetscape. The redevelopment could be phased so that residents are decanted then rehomed block-by-block.

Sharon said...

Good luck with that - a flat in Syringa House (in the rump of that estate off Wickham Rd) went up for sale today at £298,000...

Sharon said...

...and now another one in Poplar House at £290,000.

Charlie said...

No - it just means that a site can be 'allocated' for housing in the local plan once the council have assessed it. Then if someone wants to develop it, the status of the site in the plan adds support to that happening.

terrencetrentderby said...

Hmm so not much will happen really. a) find development land b) hope someone buys it and builds houses on it.

shed said...

Amuses me every time i read "Syringa House" on the way past. Best council block name ever

Headhunter said...

Is the Real Brockley Society the IRA to the Brockley Society's Sinn Fein? Watch out Owen....

Headhunter said...

If they're only looking for sites of a quarter of a hectare then there must be a fair few dotted around the borough... When out walking or cycling I see bits of rough, disused or semi derelict land all over....

Luke Watts said...

This is really interesting to have found out about, I have just started the long hunt for a plot to build on, though as a private developer looking only to construct a single property, 2,500m/sq is a little on the large side. Looking over the Local plan it is interesting that there's not a greater provision for enabling smaller developments of 1~4 properties.

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