Carter Jonas is advising a Croydon Council backed development company on a 70-site residential portfolio which will deliver more than 2,000 homes. The sites include car parks, garages, open spaces, and areas of hard-standing identified for redevelopment to housing and community uses. The sites range in potential from four to 120 units, and from two-storey family houses to blocks of flats.
The team worked with multi-disciplinary teams and led the pre-application process advising on challenging issues such as affordable housing and unit mix, loss of parking and impacts on residential amenity. The portfolio achieved approximately 50% affordable housing and Carter Jonas advised on an affordable donor site arrangement to allow mono-tenure sites to be delivered.
The team prepared and submitted planning applications for housing and community uses. To date, 40 planning permissions have been granted and the developments are currently under construction. A further 30 planning applications are pending determination.