Mayor approves plans for 3,000 new homes in Hackney, London

Posted 29 May 2014 by Keith Osborne

More than 3,000 new homes will be developed as part of the regeneration of a housing estate in Hackney after plans for the scheme were approved by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.

Some 862 new residential properties on the Woodberry Down Estate have already been built by Berkeley Homes, which started work on the regeneration project back in 2005, while a further 180 homes are currently under construction.

The Mayor's consent means that the next phase of the large-scale project, which will include 3,242 new homes, can now get underway.

In total the Woodberry Down ‘Masterplan' will deliver 4,284 homes, including 2,214 much needed affordable properties.

A wide range of new facilities will also be built as part of the scheme including three new public parks, improvements to transport infrastructure, a community centre and library, a new Academy, an extended primary school, a new children's centre as well as retail and commercial space.

Stewart Murray, assistant director of planning at the Mayor of London's Office, commented: "This is one of the biggest estate renewal schemes in the capital and will provide a boost to Hackney by delivering much needed new homes and infrastructure."

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