London housing developer receives “unanimous” planning decision for affordable housing
A London housing developer has received a “unanimous” resolution to grant planning permission from Hackney Council for a new residential development.
Pocket Living’s development on Mandeville Street will include 43 discounted homes sold at a 20 per cent discount to surrounding market sale homes, specifically for first time buyers who live or work in Hackney and earn under the Mayor of London’s income threshold for affordable housing.
Representing Pocket’s third scheme within the Borough, the seven-storey development will utilise a vacant parcel of land formerly used as a health care centre, offering much-needed homes for local people.
The scheme will also provide a generous secure cycle store with space for 62 bikes, a 103 sq m commercial/community space at ground floor, and a large rooftop garden for all the residents to enjoy. The development utilises Air Source Heat Pumps, which will absorb heat from the outside air in order to heat the homes and provide hot water and will also be car-free.
Thomasin Renshaw, development director, Pocket Living, commented: “This decision will enable many local people in Hackney access to high-quality housing at a discounted value.
“It marks our third successful application in London this year and will allow us to continue to provide housing for the next generation of homeowners.
“We know, however, that there is still more that needs to be done to tackle the housing crisis for the next generation.
“There needs to be greater acceleration in the unlocking of small sites that will allow us and other SME developers to deliver more affordable homes for a variety of needs.”
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