Lewisham Council submit 64-home plan at hostel site

Lewisham Council have submitted an application to construct 64 homes at the site of Mayfield Hostel in Lee.

The application notes that: “A previously commissioned proposal for the demolition of the existing hostel and redevelopment of the site to provide 47 affordable residential dwellings was granted planning permission (DC/17/103886) in 2017.

“The revised scheme replaces the existing hostel with 63 homes located across three buildings ranging in height from 3 to 6 storeys”.


Homes would be a mix of 23 London Affordable Rent (around 40-60 per cent of market rate) and 42 Shared Ownership.

Transport links are good, with Lee station a five minute walk away. Bus routes 202, 261 and 273 pass nearby. Six parking spaces for blue badge holders will be provided.

In terms of design, red brick will be used extensively. The Design and Access Statement notes: “Brick has been selected as the primary façade material for its robustness, quality and appropriateness for residential use.

Curved balcony in red brick

“Various brick colours are used in the area, predominantly brown/red in the immediate context. A reddish brick is proposed for all blocks.”

The application can be viewed here.

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