Mayfield project outlines 64 new ‘affordable’ homes to be built

A town hall wants to build 64 affordable homes in Burnt Ash Hill.

Lewisham council has more than 10,000 families on its waiting list and more than 2,700 families are stuck in temporary accommodation.

Creating social homes is seen as vital for tackling the problem and the new Mayfield development in Burnt Ash Hill is part of its Building for Lewisham programme.

The Mayfield project has received planning approval for demolition of the existing site and construction to start within three years.

The self-contained homes will replace the current Mayfield Hostel site next to Our Lady of Lourdes Church. The site will be a mix of one, two and three-bedroomed apartments, with 23 affordable rental homes and the remaining for shared ownership.

The housing will span three buildings, reaching between three to six storeys high, with balconies and various private and social amenities incorporated into the design.

There will be a communal garden at the rear of the site, eight fully accessible ground-floor apartments, children’s play areas (for relevant age groups) and new trees.

A council spokesman said: “Sustainability and accessibility needs have been at the forefront of the design. For example, this will be a car-free development (apart from six disabled parking spaces), with bicycle storage on-site to encourage sustainable modes of travel.

“Additionally, this new housing has adhered to the Greater London Authority’s Be Lean, Be Clean, Be Green Energy Hierarchy standards and features air source heat pumps.

“Residents will be given adequate notice as to when the development works will commence.”

Pictured top: Image of proposed Burnt Ash Hill development (Picture: Lewisham council/Andrew Chard)

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