Plans are in for 240 new homes right on the edge of London in Slade Green. This site is nudged up against the green belt and Crayford marshes. Sports facilities will move to new purpose-built facilities on-site.
Quinn are the developers behind this scheme. Schemes such as this are actively encouraged in Bexley Council’s Growth Strategy which was being consulted on earlier this year. The strategy foresees 8,000 new homes in Slade Green alone.
Despite its somewhat remote location out in zone 6 most homes will be just a five minute walk to Slade Green station. With the advent of Crossrail and Thameslink on the line, much of London will be within easy reach.
They are also proposing 240 car-parking spaces. This means much of street level is given over to cars.
Affordable levels are set at 35%. As we know, so-called “affordable” homes are usually anything but and social housing levels are not mentioned.
Still, 35% is higher than at the nearby Quarry site in Erith where absolutely zero are even “affordable”. That’ll be the taxpayer propping them up with various government incentives and interventions in the “market” to keep land and house prices high.
Architectural features include diamond slade tiles in reference to the locally-listed Howbury House. Red brick is the predominant material and there’s an industrial appearance to the buildings.
The planning reference is 17/02464/OUTEA