Plans to build 35 modular homes offering 100% affordable rents across two locations in Anerley and Chislehurst have been approved.

A previously rejected Bromley Council scheme to build a block of ten new homes in a car park across from Anerley Town Hall was this time approved, along with plans to build 25 new homes on the former Banbury House site on Bushell Way.

In both projects, the homes will be mainly constructed at another location and then assembled on-site, allowing them to be built relatively quickly.

Councillor Peter Morgan, Executive Councillor for Renewal, Recreation and Housing, said: , “This is yet more welcome news that shows Bromley Council is creating much-needed additional housing supply, thus providing homes for families in need.

“By increasing the housing supply, we can also reduce the present but unsatisfactory need to put families in nightly paid accommodation, which is also highly expensive.

“We will now press ahead to complete these developments as soon as possible.”

The development control committee was informed that construction work in early 2021 and would hopefully be completed later in the year.

The redevelopment of Anerley Town Hall car will provide 10 residential flats comprising four one-bedroom and six two-bedroom units.

It will also include the creation of a new access onto George Groves Road and provision of 7 off street parking spaces, cycle spaces and associated amenity spaces.

The council’s first attempt to gain approval for similar plans in 2017 was rejected over concerns it would be “overbearing” to surrounding homes.

The former Banbury House site project involves erecting a part two/part three storey building, providing 25 residential units made up of eight one-bedroom units and 17 two-bedroom units, with 18 car parking spaces, including 3 disabled spaces.

Amanda Grimbleby, Business Development and Partnerships Director from M-AR, the contractor who submitted the applications said: “M-AR and our partners are delighted to be involved with these projects to deliver much needed affordable, quality, family homes for Bromley Council.

“These developments will utilise renewable energy sources and support residents with their travel options by providing ample secure bicycle storage and infrastructure for electric car charging.

"We’re really excited to see these projects commence on site early in the new year!”