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We’re delighted to announce that planning permission has been granted by Bromley Council for this scheme - a £150 million regeneration scheme in Beckenham which will create up to 179 new homes with wide-ranging facilities including a medical surgery, Sports Academy, village green and new pedestrian and cycle paths.
Our planning consent follows 14 months of ongoing consultation with local residents (a Community Planning Day, two public exhibitions and several meetings of a stakeholder group) and we are extremely grateful to everyone who look part.
The successful proposal includes homes of varying sizes and tenures, which will meet all 16 Lifetime Homes Standards. There will be a total of 64 three to four bed houses, 36 five bed houses and 25 six bed houses. 36 apartments are proposed with a mixture of two and three bedrooms. The development will also comprise 79 affordable units with 46 affordable rent and 33 shared ownership in a mix of one, two and three bed units.
There will be a mix of parking available to home owners including basement parking and garages. A minimum of 20% of the residential and non-residential car parking spaces will be provided with Electric Vehicle Charging Points (EVCP’s).
The regeneration includes a doctors surgery, community hall space, a pre-school facility, landscaped village green complete with bandstand, an enhanced green corridor along the River Beck that complements the sports pitches, a large safe and attractive children’s play area, and a network of pedestrian and cycle paths across the site. These features also incorporate Altessen’s commitment to the site’s natural features, ensuring the retention of the private nature of Langley Park and Langley Waterside.
Perhaps the most notable asset to the redevelopment is the creation of the Park Langley Junior Sports Academy using the existing pavilion. Coaching at the Academy will cover a range of sports and will be in partnership with, among others, Kent Cricket Board, FA Academies, LGC and Park Langley Tennis Club.
An important aspect in the proposal was the managing of the landscape and the river Beck. The land falls within a Site of Importance for Nature Conservation (SINC) with a considerable number of trees covered by Tree Preservation Orders. The proposal also includes an attenuation lake at the southern end of the site.
The site, which had been used for pharmaceutical research and development since the 1920’s, is currently occupied by vacant laboratories and offices. Approximately 45 unoccupied and disused buildings are associated with the former GlaxoSmithKline operations and many are beyond economic reuse or conversion.
With permission now granted, we hope to start work on the scheme this summer with completion expected in 2015.
To keep up to date with progress, please view our website http://www.langley-court.co.uk/.
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