Plans for Hammersmith & Fulham Council (H&F) to build new homes in Fulham have been approved by the June 6 planning committee.
The new development in Lillie Road will see the former tenants’ hall and nursery building redeveloped into 42 new homes, a new community hall, and a new public play space for all local residents with new landscaping.
This follows the approval in April for H&F to build 31 new homes in Fulham’s Farm Lane. It’s all part of our commitment to see 3,000 new affordable homes built or underway in the borough over the next four years.
Cllr Andrew Jones, the H&F cabinet member for the economy, said: “There’s a chronic shortage of affordable homes right across the country, so we are working hard to deliver more of these to help make H&F the best place in which to live, work and socialise.
“It’s also vital that local families, with real need, are first to be given the chance to move into these new homes in Fulham.”
Half of the new homes on Lillie Road will be designated as affordable. Local residents in housing need will get priority to secure one of the new affordable rent homes being built.
There will be a mixture of one, two and three-bedroom homes, with many available at social rent levels or on shared ownership schemes. In addition, 10 per cent of the development’s new homes will be fully accessible, with five dedicated car parking spaces for Blue Badge holders.
All the homes will be built to high sustainability and ecological ‘Passivhaus’ standards, featuring air source heat pumps and solar panels to help slash energy bills for residents.
Three electric vehicle charging points and secure cycling storage facilities will be installed. Special bird and bat boxes will also be installed, along with a new sapling tree planted to improve the surrounding community for every home built.
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