21 new council homes completed next to the Old Kent Road

12 April 2023

Ivy Church Lane homes
21 new council homes at Ivy Church Lane

Southwark Council has finished a new development on Ivy Church Lane, just off the Old Kent Road which will provide 21 new council homes for local people.

The new development, which sits on an old garages site, provides 17 flats and four three-bedroom houses, as well as a new community hall and a commercial space. Two of the flats are suitable for wheelchair users and there are disabled parking spaces outside the development.

The development is called Wouldham Court, named after a village in Kent in line with the rest of the estate.

Cllr Darren Merrill, Cabinet Member for Council Homes and Homelessness, said: “I’m delighted to see this development completed and ready for residents to move in. These properties are spacious and thoughtfully designed, and will make wonderful homes for our residents who are in housing need. We have already built over 1,000 new council homes across the borough and we will continue to build more to tackle the housing crisis locally. I am excited to see residents move in to Wouldham Court shortly and start enjoying their wonderful new homes.”

In line with Southwark Council’s local lettings policy, at least 50% of the new council homes here will be offered to local tenants in housing need already living in the immediate area. The remaining homes will be allocated to others on the council’s wider housing waiting list.

Page last updated: 21 April 2023

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