Smithy Street - new council homes

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We are consulting on plans to build four new family-sized, energy efficient council homes in Stepney ahead of a planning application later this year.

The homes will have four bedrooms, the development will be car free and the design will include space for children to play. It is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.

Why we need to build

There are more than 18,000 people on the housing register in Tower Hamlets with nearly 10,000 in acute housing need. Families with a need for a four bedroom home - which these new properties will be - can wait up to 13 years and in some cases even longer.

Nearly 2,000 households have been placed in temporary accommodation, waiting for a permanent home and according to the national homelessness charity, Shelter, 60 per cent of residents in Tower Hamlets struggle to meet their housing costs.

Our residents are facing a housing crisis and these new affordable council homes, part of 2,000 that will be delivered in total, will make a genuine difference.

The proposal for Smithy Street

The proposal seeks to redevelop a garage court with new housing provision to meet local housing demand. The development is designated as a terrace of four 4-bed houses with courtyard gardens and first floor decks. The terrace houses will be built in red brick to complement the nearby buildings on Redmans Road and Jamaica Street and use white brick to highlight details in a similar way to the nearby school and residential buildings.

The proposal also seeks to improve the immediate landscape within the court and offer better biodiversity with the use of soft landscaping improvements, children’s door step play and tree planting. The scheme will provide lighting and more surveillance over the adjacent alleyway thus making it a safer and more inviting place.

Take part in the feedback survey to have your say on the proposals before Sunday 25 October 2020

What the site looks like now

What it will look like in the future

Take part in the feedback survey to have your say on the proposals before Sunday 25 October 2020

We are consulting on plans to build four new family-sized, energy efficient council homes in Stepney ahead of a planning application later this year.

The homes will have four bedrooms, the development will be car free and the design will include space for children to play. It is part of our commitment to deliver 2,000 new council homes across Tower Hamlets.

Why we need to build

There are more than 18,000 people on the housing register in Tower Hamlets with nearly 10,000 in acute housing need. Families with a need for a four bedroom home - which these new properties will be - can wait up to 13 years and in some cases even longer.

Nearly 2,000 households have been placed in temporary accommodation, waiting for a permanent home and according to the national homelessness charity, Shelter, 60 per cent of residents in Tower Hamlets struggle to meet their housing costs.

Our residents are facing a housing crisis and these new affordable council homes, part of 2,000 that will be delivered in total, will make a genuine difference.

The proposal for Smithy Street

The proposal seeks to redevelop a garage court with new housing provision to meet local housing demand. The development is designated as a terrace of four 4-bed houses with courtyard gardens and first floor decks. The terrace houses will be built in red brick to complement the nearby buildings on Redmans Road and Jamaica Street and use white brick to highlight details in a similar way to the nearby school and residential buildings.

The proposal also seeks to improve the immediate landscape within the court and offer better biodiversity with the use of soft landscaping improvements, children’s door step play and tree planting. The scheme will provide lighting and more surveillance over the adjacent alleyway thus making it a safer and more inviting place.

Take part in the feedback survey to have your say on the proposals before Sunday 25 October 2020

What the site looks like now

What it will look like in the future

Take part in the feedback survey to have your say on the proposals before Sunday 25 October 2020