Residents vote ‘yes’ to East London estate regeneration which will deliver 280 new homes

23 Aug 2021

One Housing has announced that it will go ahead with plans to redevelop its Tiller Road site on the Isle of Dogs after residents voted in favour of the new scheme in a residents’ ballot. A 87% of residents from Kedge House, Winch House and Starboard Way supported the proposals after an 18-month consultation. The turnout for the ballot was 93%.

The proposed 280-home scheme will deliver affordable homes which are desperately needed in London – 71 of the properties built as part of the proposals will be made available either via the Shared Ownership scheme for first-time buyers or be allocated to those on the local housing waiting list. All One Housing tenants in affordable homes and leaseholders currently living on the estate will have the right to be rehoused in the new scheme.

All new homes will have  private outdoor space in the form of a balcony, patio or garden as well as access to communal outdoor green spaces. In addition to this, One Housing has committed to delivering homes that are either the same size or bigger than the existing ones – with an increase in size of up to 21% for four-bedroom units.

Mike Johnson, Group Director of Development, One Housing said: “This is an exciting time for our residents who have given their clear support for the plans. The successful ballot is the result of the extensive consultation. We want to thank everyone who had their say in the process”.

“The new scheme will deliver energy-efficient, modern homes for our existing residents. We will continue to consult with its residents on the proposed designs over the next 12 months before they are submitted for planning”.

Tower Hamlets has also granted One Housing planning permission to build a further 148 new homes on the Isle of Dogs as part of its plans to regenerate the Bellamy Close and Byng Street estate – 82 of those will be affordable.