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New development get Mayoral approval for Abbey Wood

Nearly 300 new homes will be created by Eynsham Drive after London Mayor gave the go ahead to the Abbey Wood development.
The development was ‘called in’ by London Mayor Sadiq Khan after the council deferred and then rejected the proposed plans earlier in 2018 because he felt the scheme would “make an important contribution to affordable housing supply in response to London Plan policies.”

The mixed-use residential development will see 272 new homes close to the new Crossrail station designed by Assael Architecture and developed by Definition Capital on a site which currently hosts a car wash facility and a PDSA pet hospital.

Felicie Krikler, director at Assael Architecture, said: “Eynsham Drive is set to be a great addition to Abbey Wood, an area undergoing astonishing change. The contribution of the scheme to the local community is significant, creating a wealth of green spaces, sustainable energy, job opportunities and improving the pedestrian experience through the site.”

The homes will be spread over three buildings ranging from seven to 17 storeys in height, and be a mix of studios, one and two-bedroom apartments, as well as three-bedroom family townhouses.

It is located opposite the western edge of the Thamesmead estate at the junction of Harrow Manorway and Eynsham Drive. 35% of the total housing provided will be affordable, made up of 28 shared ownership units and 67 social rent apartments, in line with the Mayor of London’s affordability targets.

The commercial space on the ground floor has been designed for use as either offices or retail, and will also rehouse the PDSA pet hospital in improved facilities, helping them expand their charitable work in the area.

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