New social housing scheme in Lewisham given the go-ahead

The City of London Corporation has been given the green light to build 110 new social housing homes in the borough of Lewisham. 

On Thursday (27 August) Lewisham Council’s planning committee unanimously agreed the development on the land at Sydenham Hill Estate, including Mais House and Otto Close garages. 

The homes, which will be managed by the City Corporation, will be a mix of one, two, three and four-bed homes.

The proposals also include a community room, housing estate office, and new children’s play area. 

Randall Anderson, Chairman of City of London Corporation’s Community and Children’s Services Committee, said: 

“The scheme reflects what is needed locally and will make a positive contribution towards alleviating the borough’s housing shortage. 

“At the City Corporation, we are determined to deliver high-quality affordable housing for all. 

“This site, with Lewisham’s approval, permits us to create affordable homes for social rent for people who need a place to live. 

“This is a community project which will continue to deliver benefits for years to come.”

The City of London Corporation is a social landlord with 2,746 homes within twelve housing estates across the City of London and six London boroughs. 

The City Corporation is developing a range of projects to ensure that it delivers 3,700 much needed extra homes in the capital, across a range of tenures. 

Notes to editors

The Sydenham Hill Estate is owned by the City Corporation and is located within London Borough of Lewisham. 

The estate is made up of Lammas Green, Otto Close and Mais House. Located at the top of Sydenham Hill, the estate is flanked by Sydenham Hill Wood and Dulwich Wood to the northwest. Mais House and Lammas Green are located within the Sydenham Hill Conservation Area.

The City of London Corporation is the governing body of the Square Mile dedicated to a vibrant and thriving City, supporting a diverse and sustainable London within a globally-successful UK. www.cityoflondon.gov.uk