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Nearly 1,500 new homes set for Bromley North as part of £200m investment

PUBLISHED: 16:04 10 March 2016 | UPDATED: 09:50 16 March 2016

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson

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The development was announced by the Mayor of London Boris Johnson

Bromley North is set to receive nearly 1,500 new housing units as part of a £200million development into housing zones across the capital.

It was announced today that more than 24,500 new homes would be created across 11 new housing zones.

£200million was invested by the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, to build the new homes.

The developments are part of the Mayor’s 31 housing zones across the capital.

Working as part of the Mayor’s housing strategy, the zones aim to boost housing supply as London aims to meet the 42,000 new homes a year needed to manage the increasing population.

The strategy involves developing the local area alongside bringing in new homes, with upgrades across London including station upgrades, schools and parks.

The zones will deliver 77,000 new homes, of which more than 30 per cent will be affordable, according to the Mayor of London’s office.

Mr Johnson said: “Meeting the unprecedented demand for housing after 30 years of historic failure to build new homes is a critical issue affecting the capital.

“That is why I have led an enormous programme of regeneration with my 31 housing zones that will transform communities across London, creating nearly 80,000 new homes, plus new transport hubs and schools.”

A spokesperson from Bromley Council supported the news, saying: “Bromley welcomes this and other proposed investment in the borough.

“Clearly housing has become a real issue and this could increase supply but we would expect any potential development to reflect the character of the area and be accompanied by all the necessary infrastructure.

“There is much work to do though before any delivery agreement is actually finally approved. Any proposal that came forward would of course require planning permission which would follow normal processes and be assessed in the usual way.”

In total, the area is planned to receive 1,468 new homes, while in neighbouring Lewisham, Catford town centre is set to receive 2,500 homes under the housing zone development plans.

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