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Notting Hill Gate Housing Plans Approved

by Paul Addison on October 5, 2018 No comments

A development in Notting Hill has been permitted planning permission by Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London.

This follows Khan working with the developer to secure amendments to the scheme, which includes a sizeable amount of affordable housing.

In March the scheme encompassed 46 homes, 17% of which were affordable, and was refused by the Royal Borough of Kensington and Chelsea Council. The application was then called in by Sadiq Khan.

It was explained in a statement from the mayor’s office that he council has “consistently failed” to meet targets for new and affordable homes. Last year no affordable houses were approved.

With 2/3 homes anticipated to be marketed at social rent prices, Khan has worked to raise the affordable housing number to 17% – 35%. The rest will be capped below London Living Rent levels.

Additionally, the development includes;

  • a medical centre,
  • step-free access to Notting Hill Gate underground station,
  • a public square with permanent pedestrian and cycle access.

Khan has said:

“Having considering all the evidence available to me – and following hard work by my planning team to increase the level of affordable housing – I have decided to grant permission for this development.

What’s more, the development will also include important new step-free access to Notting Hill Gate station – a major improvement benefiting local residents and visitors coming to enjoy this vibrant and exciting part of the capital.

London’s housing crisis won’t be solved overnight – but I hope this will send a clear message that I expect developments to include more genuinely affordable housing and other benefits for local people.”

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