Plans for 136 flats in a block up to 15-storeys in height have been refused by Lewisham Council.
The development – first covered on this site last August – in Silver Road, included just 20 per cent “affordable” homes.
Lewisham Council has a target of 50 per cent affordable housing on developments. And with Sadiq Khan pushing for greater levels at other schemes, having just 20% was pushing it.
The application was ultimately rejected because it was “inappropriate” in scale and size.
It’s an awkward site bounded by railway lines.
If accepted, Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) income would have been more than £1.1m.
A 162-signature petition was also submitted against the development, with objections raised by the Ladywell Society.
Developers London Square can now appeal to the Mayor (though with 20% “affordable” housing, success if far from guaranteed) or rework plans.