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Borough housing target 'can be met'

by Jim Dunton Thu 27 June 2013, 10:15 am

Bromley has the capacity to deliver more than 2,700 new homes over the next five years, exceeding its housing target in the process, Bromley Council has said.

According to figures supplied to last week’s development control committee meeting, the borough currently has sites with detailed planning approval for 655 homes that have yet to start, while work has begun - but is not complete - on a further 1,160 homes.

Councillors were told that Bromley had  2,709 “deliverable sites” in the pipeline, well above its five-year supply target of 2,594 homes by April 2018.

Sites for a further 900 homes are either identified for development, or have outline planning permission subject to Section 106 agreements.

Councillors were told that 200 of the homes are part of Cathedral Group’s Bromley South Central development, now under construction at Westmoreland Road.

Officers said that the contribution of small sites to the borough’s housing target was “not inconsiderable” and that over the past eight years around one-third of the boroughs housing had been delivered through developments of 10 properties or fewer.

The borough’s target identifies 300 new homes to be delivered on small sites with planning permission.

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