The key benefits of our development proposals will include:
• Delivery of 106 new Lifetime Homes in London in a sustainable and sensitive scheme on vacant sites in the middle of the town centre.
• A revised and improved design responding to feedback during consultation with a lower density, reduced heights and use of higher quality materials and features.
• An unchanged level of 14% (15 units) affordable housing protected despite the recent reduction in height and density (note that key justification for this affordable housing level is the extensive multi-million pound enabling costs invested to date to facilitate development above the railway tunnels).
• A genuine and meaningful offer to work collaboratively with OPEN Dalston to identify open space improvements elsewhere in the local Dalston area – including alternative Transport for London-owned land in Dalston Lane and an additional funding allowance of £10,000 through a Section 106.
• New ground-floor retail space to revitalise the high street and to offer local employment opportunities.
• The provision of significant public realm improvements adjacent to both the northern and southern sites including widened footpaths in Boleyn Road, a shared surface in Ashwin Street, reconfigured ‘pedestrian friendly’ parking bays, plus hard and soft landscaping.
• Significant local job creation during and after construction, including local apprenticeships.
• All units meet the design standards in the London Housing Design Guide. The proposals follow the Mayor’s Energy Hierarchy by providing a 25% CO2 reduction.