Plans to bulldoze warehouses in Crayford and build more than 30 affordable houses have been submitted to planners at the council.

Bellway Homes, the firm behind the controversial housing development opposite Bexleyheath Cinema on the old Civic Centre site, have put forward the plans for riverside land near Maiden Lane.

Bellway’s plans would see buildings bulldozed and a locally listed barn rebuilt with 35 new homes.

The site is currently warehouses, offices, garages and a specially listed barn sitting near to the River Cray.


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Bellway said in its planning statement: “The application proposals represent an opportunity to redevelop a former industrial site which is covered in hard standing and ugly industrial buildings.

“The development will create a liveable and sustainable place for people to live.”

Bellway has proposed nine affordable rented and 26 shared ownership homes.

The developers have planned 48 parking spaces alongside the new flats.

The scheme is currently being assessed by officers at the council, with councillors to decide in the coming months.

Crayford is an area earmarked for major growth by Bexley Council as it sets out a vision for 31,000 homes in the borough by 2050.

Key projects such as an extension of the Elizabeth Line would open up the borough for homes and jobs, top councillors have said before.


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Speaking about Crossrail’s possible extension earlier this year, cabinet member Alex Sawyer said: “I hope and believe that affordable rented accommodation can be provided in greater numbers.

“There are many hardworking, decent law-abiding residents struggling to keep a roof over their heads.

“My postbag tells me many of those are having to have second or third jobs to top up, in some cases their benefits, to make sure their rent is paid.

“It is vital our future housing plans feature a mix of what is required and necessary, so our residents can be proud to call Bexley home.”