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Planning application submitted for regeneration of Erith's Larner Road estate
WORK on the £100 million regeneration of Erith’s Larner Road estate could start as early as March next year.
Housing association Orbit South has formally submitted a planning application to Bexley Council to transform the high-rise estate and build 620 new homes.
The regeneration project, which is expected to take five years to complete if approved, will comprise a mix of houses and low-rise apartments.
Five of the estates 15-storey tower blocks – Verona, Norvic, Medina, Hamlet and Pretoria House – will be demolished if the planning application gets the go ahead.
Orbit South managing director Vivien Knibbs said: “We’re committed to work with local people to create a community where they want to live and feel real pride.
“Our plans have been shaped with local people and partners and we will transform high-rise blocks into a neighbourhood of streets, gardens and public space.”
In the first phase of the scheme, 66 homes will be offered for sale, 82 for shared ownership and 195 to rent.
Areas of open space, including the Dell nature area, will also be improved as part of the regeneration.
Orbit South is hosting a public exhibition of the planning application on September 27 in the community room at Norvic House, running between 2pm and 7pm.