New homes the first of 200 promised for the south-east London borough

Lewisham CLT

A group of Lewisham residents have submitted plans for new affordable homes.

Lewisham Citizens has submitted plans for 11 permanently affordable half-price homes to the council, as part of an estate infill development.

These homes are the first under a commitment by the new Mayor of Lewisham, Damian Egan, to work with local people to deliver 200 Community Land Trust (CLT) homes over the next four years.

The project will be 100% affordable, with each of the CLT homes sold at a price linked to local wages.

This means one-bed homes will be £192,000 and two-beds will be £244,000, less than half the market price for homes in the same neighbourhood.

The homes will be delivered in partnership with London Community Land Trust, which is working with community groups to deliver these homes in other parts of London.

Scheme architect, Archio, was selected by the residents and members of the community through a public workshop, which resulted in a vote for their favourite practice.

Archio has proposed a three-to-four storey building that faces onto a landscaped courtyard, with rectangular balconies that zig-zag across its front facade. 

To qualify for one of the 11 London Community Land Trust homes, applicants must be in a certain income bracket and have strong ties to the local community, with applications set to open in early 2019.