Westminster City Council’s Major Applications committee has given approval for 77 new homes as part of the wider regeneration of Church Street. Over 35% of these new homes will provide a mixture of affordable homes, ‘intermediate’ homes for keyworkers and new Council homes for social rent.
Delivery of these homes will be spread across three sites, Cosway Street, Ashbridge Street and Ashmill Street, all of which have not previously been used for housing.
The redevelopment at Cosway Street will see 49 new homes built for sale, whilst Ashbridge Street will support 26 new homes, all of which will be affordable. Furthermore, two new homes will be created on the site of the Ashmill Street Car Park, both of which will be affordable.
This approval means that the City Council remains on course to reach its target of providing 1,850 affordable homes by 2023. Overall, more than half of the homes delivered through the Church Street Masterplan will be affordable.
Cllr Rachael Robathan, Cabinet Member for Finance, Property and Regeneration, said: “Church Street is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood and the Masterplan looks to meet the needs of existing residents as well as providing more homes for future generations.
“Approval for these schemes see the City Council moving from concept to delivery. Our focus is on creating high quality homes, including many new Council homes which will benefit local communities