Plan to build 641 new homes a year across Bromley is sent off for government approval
PUBLISHED: 15:41 22 August 2017 | UPDATED: 15:41 22 August 2017
Each council has been asked to send off a plan to the government explaining development for the coming years
A plan to develop hundreds of new homes each year until the 2030s has been sent off to the government for approval.
Bromley councillors agreed upon the borough’s local plan in June, after more than 600 residents and groups had their say on the document, which if approved will act as guidance for land uses and policy for the next 14 years.
In the document, the council has set itself a target of building 641 new homes a year across the borough.
“I would like to thank everyone who has contributed their views through all the stages of developing our local plan,” said council leader Stephen Carr.
“Whether it be homes, schools for our children or premises for businesses to thrive and prosper, we need to ensure that we have the right development in the right place going forwards.”
Following the council’s approval, Labour leader Angela Wilkins highlighted a “north-south divide” in the borough, which she hopes will be addressed.
Cllr Carr added: “We believe the plan balances the need for land for development with the continued protection of the high quality environment that makes Bromley an attractive place to live and work.”