Published: 21 April 2021
New homes, green spaces and community facilities gets approved
Yesterday, Westminster City Council’s planning committee approved plans for Ebury Bridge Estate which will see the creation of 781 homes, and more than half of them will be affordable.
Located in the heart of central London, the proposals will see the full redevelopment of the current estate and the creation of high-quality, sustainable homes. This includes 239 council homes and 53 per cent of all homes will be affordable.
It will aim to be an almost car-free development, with disabled car parking only. Both pedestrian and cycle transport will be a top priority with more than 2,000 cycle spaces for residents.
The newly built homes will use 90 per cent less carbon than the existing estate and grey water recycling will be used for household functions.
As well as 781 homes, there will be a new community hub, nursery and fitness centre for residents and visitors. Plus, there will be four high-quality public squares created with water and play features. The green spaces will have enhanced lighting for security and an on-site management team.
Around 270 new trees will be planted, as well as the retention of mature existing trees. Alongside this, there will be new flowerbeds and plants, forging natural havens for the local community and increasing biodiversity.
An extended high street with new local shops and cafés has also been approved and there will be new places to work including flexible workspace on Ebury Bridge Road and at the new northern gateway.
Debbie Jackson, Westminster City Council’s Executive Director for Growth Planning and Housing, said:
The development of the Ebury Bridge Estate will see more than 400 additional new homes built. This includes 53 per cent affordable homes.
The new homes will use 90 per cent less carbon compared to the existing estate and it will be a low car scheme.
The right to return for residents is guaranteed for all secure tenants and resident leaseholders.
More information on the plans can be found on the dedicated Ebury Bridge Estate website.