On Tuesday 20 April 2021, Westminster City Council’s planning committee approved plans for Ebury Bridge Estate which will see the creation of 781 homes, and more than half of them will be affordable.
Located in the heart of central London, the proposals will see the full redevelopment of the current estate and the creation of high-quality, sustainable homes.
This includes 239 council homes and 53 per cent of all homes will be affordable.
It will aim to be an almost car-free development, with disabled car parking only. Both pedestrian and cycle transport will be a top priority with more than 2,000 cycle spaces for residents.
The newly built homes will use 90% less carbon than the existing estate and grey water recycling will be used for household functions.
As well as 781 homes, there will be a new community hub, nursery and fitness centre for residents and visitors. Plus, there will be four high-quality public squares created with water and play features. The green spaces will have enhanced lighting for security and an on-site management team.
Around 270 new trees will be planted, as well as the retention of mature existing trees. Alongside this, there will be new flowerbeds and plants, forging natural havens for the local community and increasing biodiversity.
An extended high street with new local shops and cafés has also been approved and there will be new places to work including flexible workspace on Ebury Bridge Road and at the new northern gateway.
Debbie Jackson, Westminster City Council’s Executive Director for Growth Planning and Housing, said:
“The development of the Ebury Bridge Estate will see more than 400 additional new homes built. This includes 53% affordable homes. The new homes will use 90% less carbon compared to the existing estate and it will be a low car scheme. The right to return for residents is guaranteed for all secure tenants and resident leaseholders.”
Click here to view the planning documents.
Please remember that you can come and talk to us about the approved plans. We are always happy to hear your thoughts.
You can view the proposals, which were submitted on the council’s online planning portal, using the following reference number 20/04366/COOUT.
Below we have included the main planning documents for you to view, which were submitted to the Local Planning Authority.
Design Access Statement:
Environmental Statement, Volume 3:
Further planning documents can be found on the council's online planning portal, using the reference number 20/04366/COOUT.
If you want to talk with us about any of the submitted documents, please do not hesitate to contact the team and we would be happy to assist.
Design Access Statement:
There have been changes to some of the completion dates on the project, and the phase names.
What was previously phase 2a and phase 2b are now phase 2 and phase 3.
The colour coded image below highlights each phase and their practical completion (PC) dates.
Vacant possession dates are the dates that the existing buildings on the estate need to be empty by.
See the table below for the latest vacant possession dates:
The Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO) for the remaining buildings on the Ebury Bridge estate has now been confirmed.
This gives both the Ebury Bridge community and the City Council certainty that all the new homes can be delivered as set out in the planning application. CPO powers will only ever be used by the council as a last resort, and we will continue to work closely with all leaseholders to reach voluntary agreements and honour any agreements made to date.
Completion dates will now need to be agreed with leaseholders to ensure that buildings are empty by the required time. Both the Ebury Bridge Regeneration Team and your Independent Tenant and Leasehold Advisor, Louis Blair are available for in-person meetings should you wish to discuss your circumstances with them.
Please feel free to contact Louis at 0300 365 7150 or email email@example.com.
Below you can see Westminster City Council Compulsory Purchase Order (CPO)
Ebury Bridge Resident Ballot
We want Ebury Bridge residents to have their say on our regeneration proposals. We wrote to all residents at the beginning of the month to announce our intention to carry out a residents’ vote for the regeneration proposals of the Ebury Bridge Estate and to explain the voter registration process.
All secure tenants, resident leaseholders, and temporary accommodation tenants (who have lived in the area for over a year) will be eligible to vote. Should residents vote ‘Yes’ at the forthcoming ballot this will give us the chance to bid for funding to further increase the numbers of affordable homes in the development.
IF YOU HAVE A QUESTION
Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
SPEAK IN PERSON
Contact us to talk to a member of our Regeneration Team at 0800 0113467. You can also visit us at the Regeneration Base, 15 – 19 Ebury Bridge Rd, SW1W 8QX. Open from Monday to Friday, 9am to 4pm.
BALLOT KEY QUESTIONS?
THE EBURY BRIDGE REGENERATION PROJECT HAS ALREADY STARTED, WHY ARE THE COUNCIL HOLDING A BALLOT?
The council made a commitment that all regeneration schemes must be supported by the local residents it aims to help. Carrying out a resident ballot will ensure that residents have a say on the current regeneration proposals for Phases 1, 2 and 3.
The council is also committed to accessing more funding to supplement the council’s own funding resources. A positive outcome to the ballot will enable the council to apply for additional funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA).
WHO WILL BE ELIGIBLE TO VOTE?
The GLA guidance states who can and cannot vote. Eligible voters are:
• Council and assured tenants named on the tenancy agreement (this includes tenants that have temporarily moved away from the estate as part of the regeneration).
• Resident leaseholders named on the lease (this includes resident leaseholders that have temporarily moved away from the estate as part of the regeneration).
• Any person living on the Ebury Bridge Estate that has been registered on the Housing Register for at least 12 months, including Temporary
Accommodation residents. Non-resident leaseholders, private tenants and freeholders including businesses do not have a vote.
HOW WILL THE BALLOT BE RUN?
All regeneration ballots are conducted by an independent body. This includes the distribution of ballot papers and collection of votes.
WHAT WILL RESIDENTS VOTE ON?
Eligible residents will vote either ‘yes’ or ‘no’ to a question on the regeneration proposals. Eligible residents will receive a ‘Landlord Offer’
document in January, which will outline the rehousing offer and the benefits of the scheme.
WHEN WILL THE BALLOT TAKE PLACE?
The ballot is due to take place in January 2023. There will be activities and engagement events with eligible voters and the wider
community in the lead up to the ballot.
WHERE CAN I FIND FURTHER INFORMATION?
We will work closely with Ebury residents through one to ones and engagement events. We will also run regular community drop-in surgeries where you will be able to speak to staff about the ballot process. If you have any questions or there is anything you wish to discuss with us, please contact us at 0800 0113467 or email email@example.com.
WHAT HAPPENS IF RESIDENTS VOTE ‘YES’?
If the majority of residents vote ‘yes’ in the ballot, the development will continue under the current proposals. We will also be eligible to apply for funding from the Greater London Authority (GLA).
WHAT HAPPENS IF RESIDENTS VOTE ‘NO’?
If the majority of residents who vote in the ballot vote ‘no’ the regeneration of Ebury Bridge will continue, however we will need to look again at how many affordable homes can be delivered and how many new homes will need to be sold.
A ‘no’ vote will mean that we cannot access funding for the project from the Greater London Authority (GLA).