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L&Q lodges Oakfield plans

by Jim Dunton Tue 2 July 2013, 12:58 pm

Housing association London & Quadrant (L&Q) has submitted plans to demolish a former care home in Penge and replace it with 32 homes.

Its proposals would see the Oakfield Centre, in Oakfield Road, razed to the ground to make way for eight terraced houses and a four-storey block of flats, along with new road access and car-parking space.

A supporting statement by agent Planning and Development Associates said that L&Q was committed to making a minimum of 35 per cent of the scheme’s housing affordable in a mix of shared-ownership and affordable rented, with all of it being divided between the two categories where possible.

It said the scheme offered much needed additional housing within the urban area in a highly sustainable location.

"The proposal will make more effective use of previously developed land and residential use is compatible with the predominant land use in the area," it said.

"The proposal will not have any negative impact on the highway network or neighbouring residential amenity and is highly energy efficient as it has been designed to Passivhaus standards.”

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