CLOSED: Walter Terrace - new council homes

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We are consulting on plans to build four new family-sized, energy efficient council homes in Walter Terrace ahead of a planning application later this year. The site is currently occupied by lock up garages.

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.

About the development

The design has taken into account the surrounding context and density, and is proposing a sensitive development of four large family homes, each will be affordable and will have four bedrooms. Each of the homes will have its own defined doorstep.

The proposed houses are situated along a newly created mews. This mews will provide doorstep play to the wider community and create a quieter area away from the busy school pick up point along Walter Terrace. New planting will line the edge of the site providing much needed greenery to the existing landscape.


What the site looks like now



What it will look like in the future


We'd love to know what you think of our proposals.

Please join the discussion below by providing your thoughts in our survey or ask a question if you want to know more.

We are consulting on plans to build four new family-sized, energy efficient council homes in Walter Terrace ahead of a planning application later this year. The site is currently occupied by lock up garages.

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.

About the development

The design has taken into account the surrounding context and density, and is proposing a sensitive development of four large family homes, each will be affordable and will have four bedrooms. Each of the homes will have its own defined doorstep.

The proposed houses are situated along a newly created mews. This mews will provide doorstep play to the wider community and create a quieter area away from the busy school pick up point along Walter Terrace. New planting will line the edge of the site providing much needed greenery to the existing landscape.


What the site looks like now



What it will look like in the future


We'd love to know what you think of our proposals.

Please join the discussion below by providing your thoughts in our survey or ask a question if you want to know more.

CLOSED: This discussion has concluded.

If you've got a question for the project team, this is where you can ask it.

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    I rent one of the garages in Walter Terrace. I live in Westport Street and rely on my garage to keep my valuable vehicle safe and secure. Due to being in recovery from an accident, I have missed the consultation dates so I wanted to ask, if the proposal were to go ahead, would existing garage tenants be offered other garaging options in the local area?

    RoyKM asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Roy. You would have to apply through Tower Hamlets Homes.

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    Hi, I currently rent a garage for Tower hamlets on Walter terrace where you plan to develop and build these houses, could you tell me when you plan to Start closing the garages and start with the building works? Thanks max

    Max asked about 2 months ago

    Hi Max. It's difficult to assess at this early design stage, we'd estimate late 2021 or early 2022 at the earliest.