A consultation is underway looking into 40 new council homes off Orangery Lane in Eltham.
The plot extends from Orangery Lane towards the High Street beside BT’s seven storey telephone exchange. The other side of the plot saw Greenwich Council reject plans for housing.
The area has long been listed as suitable for new housing in the Eltham Masterplan.
In terms of design we have ShedKM as architects, who are behind another recently approved block in Eltham.
The Orangery Lane development has very 1970-80s tiling/bricks detailing at ground floor level.
40 homes will go a small way to alleviating housing problems, with the numbers of people registering as homeless reaching ever greater high, and the total waiting list nearing 20,000. Homeless families are currently being housed in expensive temporary accommodation – with some extremely costly short term properties acquired.
Additional homes will also bring more custom to beleaguered High Streets. Another development near Sainsbury’s was recently submitted. Click here to read about that.
Click here to view plans for the Orangery Lane site.