Barnet Council has granted permission for 97 new homes at Beechwood Avenue, the first project in the Mayor of London’s Small Sites, Small Builders programme.
Thirty five percent of the homes will be affordable. Work is expected to start on the project by the end of this year.
James Murray, Deputy Mayor for Housing and Residential Development said: “It’s great to see Beechwood Avenue get the green light, helping to deliver a range of much-needed genuinely affordable homes in Barnet.
“The fantastic response to the Mayor’s ‘Small Sites, Small Builders’ programme has shown that using these plots of public land is an effective way to get new genuinely affordable homes built, and to reinvigorate our small and medium-sized homebuilders after years of over-reliance on large developers.”
Graeme Craig, director of commercial development at Transport for London, added: “We have a key role to play in unlocking our land to support the Mayor’s ambitions to create thousands of new homes for Londoners. It’s exciting to be working with small and medium sized builders and see the first of our sites through the GLA’s programme at Beechwood Avenue in Barnet progress through planning. Working with Kuropatwa Limited, we are building the homes that London desperately needs, while also generating revenue to reinvest into the transport network.”
Ten small TfL sites located across seven different boroughs were launched in February last year as part of the pilot for Small Sites, Small Builders to provide opportunities for builders who deliver fewer than 100 homes in a year.