Published: 8th Sep 2020

Hackney Council has announced it is to convert derelict garages and car parks into more than 100 new homes. Council-owned land in Wimbourne Street, Hoxton, will be redeveloped into 59 new homes, with garages in Buckland Street, also in Hoxton, also demolished to make way for 54 new properties – with more than 60% for genuinely affordable social rent and shared ownership. The proposals, which were agreed by the council’s planning committee last week, were shaped by local residents during more than two years of consultation. Local council tenants in housing need will have first dibs on the new homes. The project at Wimbourne Street will deliver 22 homes for social rent and 11 for shared ownership, with 26 for outright sale to help pay for them in the absence of government funding for social housing. The plans also include a new commercial space on New North Road, as well … (To read the full article, subscribe below)