Decision details

Addition of Roof Top Home development opportunities to the New Homes Programme

Decision Maker: Cabinet Member for Housing

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Is Key decision?: Yes

Is subject to call in?: Yes


Seeking approval for the addition of Roof Top Home Development opportunities to the new Homes Programme



1.  That it be agreed that the schemes listed and outlined individually below, are added to the New Homes Programme in accordance with the Charter of Principles and statutory consultation under Section 105 of the Housing Act 1985 to enable further co design with local residents and consultation.


a)  Southampton Way

b)  Gaywood Estate

c)  Lancaster Estate

d)  Rockingham Estate

e)  Pennack Road

f)  Clifton Estate

g)  Rennie Estate

h)  Nunhead Estate

i)  100-138b Camberwell Grove

j)  Unwin and Friary Estate


2.  That it be noted that the rooftop development proposals offer a sustainable and low carbon alternative of delivering new council homes.  Co-designed with residents they can enhance the local amenity, meet fire safety requirements, maintain or improve the structural integrity of proposed blocks and deliver high levels of modern methods of construction.


3.  That it be noted that the new sites are estimated to deliver 237 new homes for council in the borough, of which 196 will be roof to development (RTD) homes and 23 will be homes on infill sites in these estates.


4.  That it be noted that a further decision for the Cabinet Member for Housing on further sites towards the New Homes Programme targets is on the forward plan for January 2021.

Publication date: 04/01/2021

Date of decision: 04/01/2021

Effective from: 12/01/2021

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