Council to deliver 30 new affordable homes and new nursery in Teddington
28 June 2021
Richmond Council has approved a planning application for 30 new affordable housing units at the site of the old Strathmore Centre in Teddington. The site will be developed by local affordable housing provider PA Housing.
The new development on Strathmore Road will see the replacing of all existing buildings with two new three-storey buildings made up of a combination of one-bedroom, two-bedroom and three-bedroom family homes as well as a single storey nursery building that will serve the local community.
The new development at Strathmore Road will also deliver a communal amenity space and an ecological enhancement area close-by for residents to enjoy.
The land on which the old Strathmore Centre is located was council-owned land that was identified as surplus to requirements in 2010. Following a review of the site, the Council sought to sell the site to local housing association PA housing on the condition of delivering 100% affordable housing units on the site as well as a replacement nursery.
PA Housing subsequently submitted a planning application and on 7 October 2020 which has since been approved by the Council. Construction is due to commence in early 2022.
Cllr Jim Millard, Richmond Council’s Spokesperson for Housing, said:
'These new homes are another welcome addition to the affordable housing available in the borough for our residents. The Council has worked to identify sites across the borough that are now no longer fit for purpose and can be used for re-development which will make wonderful homes for residents in priority housing need.
'This site is one of five Council owned sites that we are currently progressing for development which will deliver around 90 affordable homes as we seek to maximise delivery of these in the Borough through use of our own assets.'
Up to: June 2021
Updated: 6 July 2021