Thursday, May 9, 2013

Church Grove site in Ladywell identified for new self-build scheme

Self-build Scheme at Walters Way, Honor Oak Park
The Council has identified the Watergate School site on Church Grove (only a few years ago the proposed location for a traveller site) for 16 self-build homes.
The Council says it's re-introducing its self-build scheme as a further step towards meeting the growing demand for social housing in the borough and to provide new skills for unemployed local people.
The scheme has been designed for people on Lewisham’s housing waiting list who want to develop their skills in house building trades such as electrical, carpentry, plumbing and bricklaying – and who also want to build their own home.
The initiative will be supported by the National Self-Build Association and run in partnership with an experienced house builder.
Another self-build scheme in Honor Oak Park (see photo), completed in the 1980s, was the first project of its kind in the UKand gave rise to similar projects around the country.
Applicants need to be a Lewisham resident and be on the Lewisham housing waiting list. For more information and to register your interest email call 020 8314 9163.
Robert Sheppard

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