Bexley Council gives nod for 250 new homes on former quarry site in Erith

Planners have given the green light to a further 250 new homes on a disused quarry site in Erith.

They will join 600 already built on the 50-acre site known as The Quarry.

Aerial view of how the site will look once complete. Picture: Anderson
Aerial view of how the site will look once complete. Picture: Anderson

Councillors voted unanimously to extend the project, which includes a large primary school, ecology park and commercial space, at a meeting of Bexley Council’s planning committee.

The scheme is being delivered by a partnership between contractor and development company Anderson and L&Q, a charitable housing association and residential developer.

Sean Emmett, group partnerships director at Anderson, said: "This has involved more than 18 months of constructive and positive engagement with the London Borough of Bexley.

“Over that period, we have been working with residents, members and officers of the council to ensure that the revised masterplan reflects the needs of the local area and ensures that we can successfully deliver new homes on a site which was previously considered too difficult to develop.

“It’s up to us now to deliver these new homes, the Limewood Free School and quality public realm for new and existing residents of Erith.”

It's up to us now to deliver these new homes

The revised masterplan will deliver 87 affordable homes in the first tranche of new homes to be delivered as part of the next phase of development.

Neil Davis, regional development director, south region, at L&Q added: “These changes will see us deliver more affordable housing, including a significant number of larger homes suitable for families, which will make an important contribution to meeting local housing need."

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