A post war housing estate has been granted approval by Woking Borough Council’s planning.
The goal is to regenerate the 74-acre site in the Woking suburbs into a ‘sustainable, community-focused’ neighbourhood, with the present number of dwellings doubling from 570 to 1,142, half of which will be affordable.
695 homes have detailed consent, and 834 homes have planning permission.
Outline planning permission has been granted by Thurrock Council’s planning committee, for a £1 billion proposal.
Purfleet Centre Regeneration Ltd (PCRL), (a joint venture between Urban Catalyst & Swan Housing Association), submitted the plans for Purfleet on Thames.
Up to 2,850 homes are included in the plans, as well as; shops, restaurants, a medical centre, community facilities, a new town centre, upgrades to the rail station, improved riverside area, a new primary school, a 1,000,000 square feet media village with art, film and TV studios and new parks and leisure spaces.
In the year between Q4 2017, and Q4 2018, there was a 39% rise in the number of build-to-rent homes currently under construction in the UK.
This is equivalent to 43,374 build-to-rent homes, compared to 31,250 at the end of 2017, per research commission by the British Property Federation (BPF) to Savills.
A 29% rise (22,762 to 29,416) in the number of homes completed was seen in the period between Q4 in 2017 and Q4 in 2018. A 10% rise (66,718 to 60,794) in the number of build-to-rent homes in planning was seen between the same period.