Lewisham Council set to approve 33 new social homes in Deptford

A meeting between Lewisham’s mayor and cabinet looks set to agree to a deal that will see Section 106 funds assist with new homes at the Shaftesbury Christian Centre site on Frankham Street in Deptford.

The existing church will be demolished and rebuilt under the proposal already approved. This week’s meeting looks set to sign off on funding.

Existing church

£1.7 million income from Section 106 will go towards” the delivery of 33 social rent homes, rented on a medium term, temporary basis through a development with J49 and The Deptford Ragged Trust.”

The report continues:

“The s106 contribution would assist in the delivery of 33 social rent homes with nomination rights to the Council in perpetuity. All 33 units would be managed by J49, a housing provider set up specifically for this project. J49’s application to become a
Registered Provider has not yet been approved and recommendation to use s106 funding is made on the basis that their application is successful.

The requested s106 contribution, along with funding from the GLA, is required to deliver the scheme. Both funding streams would subsidise the residential element only”

Plans for the site were approved in December 2020.

Housing is focused on medium term specialist accommodation for people aged 18 to 35.

Tenancies would be provided on the basis of 12-months assured shorthold tenancy followed by periodic reviews and with a maximum stay of 3 years.

The site sits beside the former Tidemill school., which has recently seen construction work begin on new housing.

Render of completed Tidemill scheme

As of two weeks ago, this shot taken from a passing DLR shows the current status of the site:





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