Sadiq Khan, the Mayor of London, has approved two high-density developments, 30% of both being affordable housing.
In January, these applications where called in by Khan after they were refused by their borough councils, which was the first time he had done this since his election.
A short walk from Tottenham Hale station in Zone 3, is Hale Wharf, which includes 505 homes, at least 177 of which are affordable housing.
Khan said that from the time he first saw the scheme, this is a 9% rise.
Near Harrow & Wealdstone station in Zone 5 is the second development, on Harrow’s Palmerstone Road.
Included in this development is 186 homes, 74 of which (41%) are planned to be affordable.
Khan has said the following:
“Having carefully considered all the evidence available to me, I am confident both these high-density developments will deliver hundreds of the much-needed, genuinely affordable homes Londoners need in areas of the capital ripe for further development. We’ve worked with the applicant on the Hale Wharf scheme in Haringey to increase the level of affordable housing and ensure the project will not encroach on our precious green belt, as was the case in earlier designs.”
One of the “key factors” when it comes to determining where major housing developments should be built is being in close range to transport links, which both developments are.
“Building the homes Londoners urgently need will mean town centres and suburbs becoming denser, so we expect developers to continue to come up with high-quality designs which don’t have a negative impact on their surroundings.”
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