By Tara O’Connor, Local Democracy Reporter
Plans for 170 new homes have been submitted by Croydon council-owned developer Brick by Brick.
The new homes would be built in three separate schemes across the borough and all will be offered as affordable housing, a mix between rented and shared ownership homes. Affordable means 80 per cent of the average local market rent.
The first scheme is in Holmesdale Road, Selhurst and the proposal is for 89 flats, between one and three-bedrooms north of Selhurst Station.
The three blocks, between five and 12-storeys tall, would be built on the site of garages in between council flats and the railway line.
New play spaces, cycle parking, a car club and ground floor community space are also included in the plans for new and existing residents.
The split of housing would be 88 per cent affordable rent and 12 per cent shared ownership.
The second scheme is in Arnhem Drive, New Addington and this development would be two buildings of 56 new flats, built between existing council blocks.
Two blocks of 56 new homes across two buildings of nine and six storeys.
The plans include new pathways and play spaces.
All the flats will be offered at affordable rent and have between one and three bedrooms.
The third scheme is in Headley Drive, New Addington where a total of 25 new flats could be built in two buildings on opposite sides of Headley Drive, near the junction of Claygate Crescent.
The first, known as the north site, runs parallel to Claygate Crescent, would include 14 flats in a five-storey building, five car parking spaces and 23 cycle parking spaces.
And the south site, which backs onto Netley Close, would be a four-storey building made up of 11 flats and includes eight car parking spaces.
The mix of one and three bedroom flats would all for affordable rent.
Colm Lacey, Chief Executive of Brick By Brick, said: “I am delighted to submit these three beautifully-designed, sustainable schemes, part of our ongoing programme of affordable housing delivery, for planning determination.”
With ongoing financial problems, Croydon Council is currently carrying out an independent review into the company.
Of the £66 million overspend at the council, director of finance, Lisa Taylor, said £36 million of this comes from “risks relating to Brick by Brick”.
The company was set up in 2016 with the intention of building affordable and social housing and making profit for the council.
It has so far been loaned £200 million and completed 283 homes on 15 sites across the borough.
By this year its aim is to start building 500 new homes a year.
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