Westminster City Council has approved a redevelopment of the Ebury Bridge estate, which will see 342 ‘affordable’ homes rebuilt or newly built as part of the scheme. In total there will be 750 new homes built which the council says will more than double the number of homes on the estate. However, this figure includes demolishing 198 social rented homes with new ‘high quality’ social rented homes, as well as an additional 144 ‘affordable,’ family-sized homes. The council say that the decision to approve plans on Monday, makes the Pimlico estate home to the ‘largest single delivery of new council homes in the heart of London for over half a century.’ The estate has been earmarked for redevelopment since 2010 but has been hit with several delays and false starts, with the Labour Party saying over £35m has been spent buying back council homes that had been sold under Right To Buy, only for … (To read the full article, subscribe below)

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