Residents say ‘yes’ to Isle of Dogs estate regeneration which will deliver 347 new homes

19 Apr 2022

Residents on the Isle of Dogs have voted in favour of a major new redevelopment, located on Stewart Street, that means One Housing are able to deliver hundreds of new homes for Londoners.

82% of residents from Alice Shepherd House and Oak House supported the proposals after a two-year consultation. The turnout for the ballot was 88%.

The proposed 347-home scheme will deliver high-quality, affordable homes which are desperately needed in London. The current plans would provide an additional 96 affordable homes to the local housing supply; with 67 homes within the scheme allocated to those on the local housing waiting list.

In addition, new homes will be provided within the new scheme for all One Housing tenants currently in affordable homes on the estate with their rent and tenancy terms protected. Leaseholders currently living on the estate will also have the right to be rehoused in the new scheme through a variety of equity options.

The collection of modern flats for new residents are proposed to have open plan kitchen and living spaces with plenty of natural daylight; while communal landings have been designed to overlook new and improved green open spaces with retained mature trees and play areas for residents to enjoy, making the estate greener.

One Housing worked closely with residents and the local community to shape the redevelopment towards local needs. This involved adjusting the orientation and location of proposed buildings and accommodating elements such as deck access walkways and an enclosed courtyard. All new homes will also meet the latest accessibility standards to cater for the needs of elderly and disabled residents and those households with prams.

For rehoused residents, we have committed to delivering homes that are either the same size or bigger than the existing ones. All new homes will have private outdoor space in the form of a balcony, patio or garden as well as access to communal outdoor green spaces. In addition to this, resident car owners who currently have a permit to park in the street will be offered a space on the estate after the regeneration.

Chris Hagerman, Director of Regeneration, One Housing said:

“The outcome of the ballot shows that our residents are clearly supporting our plans for the estate, which have been developed with their views in mind.

“We want to thank everyone who took part in the consultation process, particularly the Resident Steering Group who gave up their time to help guide the process and ensure that the residents’ voices were heard. We are looking forward to continuing to work with our residents on the proposed designs over the next 18 months before they are submitted for planning”.

Over the coming months, One Housing will appoint a delivery partner and begin the detailed design process.