Developers Oakwood are doubling their Croydon portfolio after the success of a wave of planning applications.
Over the past decade the company has delivered 235 homes in the borough and have secured planning consent for a similar number in the last 12 months alone.
Oakwood’s work in delivering homes across a range of tenures, including shared ownership homes in conjunction with AmicusHorizon, on a range of challenging sites, won praise from Alison Butler, the cabinet member for homes, regeneration and planning.
“We value good design as a council and look for proper base standards and developers who will engage with local communities,” she said while officially opening 16 new shared ownership flats on the site of an old car park at Station Approach in Coulsdon.
“The council recognises we need homes of every type, from social housing, to shared ownership and homes to buy.
“Improving the economy right across our borough brings a need for sustainable development. New homes bring increased footfall to local businesses and that’s what’s really needed across all our districts.”
Among the Oakwood schemes are:
Milton House: Demolition of former warehouses is now completed to allow work to begin on 81 new homes in partnership with AmicusHorizon
Addiscombe Grove: Work will start later this year on replacing low-quality commercial space with 74 residential units designed by MDR Associates within the Croydon Opportunity Area
Leaden Hill Industrial Estate, Coulsdon: Outline planning permission for 67 residential units and 500 sq m of commercial space, again designed by MDR Associates. Subject to final approval, work will start later this year.
Sanderstead: Planning permission has been granted for eight detached five-bedroom homes on land currently occupied by a single dilapidated house bordering Purley Downs Golf Club.
Oakwood make a strong commitment to consulting with and taking on board the views of local residents and other interested parties.
Director Matt Arnold said: “It has been an extremely busy year for us, but our team’s hard work has paid off. We have achieved planning for 230 units in the last 12 months in Croydon alone, across four separate sites.”