Neighbourhood and commercial plans are part of the proposal

Plans for a 190-home development around Hackney Wick Station have been approved. The application by housing association Notting Hill Genesis (NHG) also includes creative and public space.

NHG submitted a Reserved Matters Application (RMA) in January, outlining how they would transform the sites into a new neighbourhood centre.

The homes will be across four buildings and will provide a mix of London Affordable Rent, shared ownership and private sale housing. All will be five per cent larger than national size standards, while half will be affordable housing.

As part of the RMA, there will also be more than 4,000sqm of high-quality public space, alongside residential play areas, roof terraces and podium amenity. The plan is compliant with the New London Plan for cycle parking provision and has a focus on sustainability, with no fossil fuels needed to power either the homes or commercial space.

The submission also includes more than 4,000sqm of commercial space, a quarter of which will be low-cost.

The land, which is on the border of Hackney and Tower Hamlets, is owned by London Legacy Development Corporation, and it is their planning decisions committee that granted permission.

John Hughes, group director of development for Notting Hill Genesis, said: “We are very proud of the plans we put forward for new homes, public realm and commercial space at Hackney Wick and are pleased the LLDC shared our enthusiasm for the proposal.

“This is such an exciting area, with fantastic transport links to the rest of London and beyond and we look forward to providing more of the quality, affordable homes so needed in this area.”

Rosanna Lawes, executive director of development at LLDC, added: “This is fantastic news for the next chapter for Hackney Wick neighbourhood centre. This site, adjacent to Hackney Wick station will deliver new homes, 50 per cent affordable, the retention of affordable workspace, employment space and high-quality public realm. 

“This is going to be a high quality, well-designed, mixed use development that will fit with its surroundings and will bring real benefits for local people and businesses.”

Notting Hill Genesis were chosen as development partner in March 2021, while the design team is led by Hawkins\Brown, with Delvendahl Martin and Studio Weave.

Work is now due to begin later this year, with the buildings and public realm expected to be completed in 2025.

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