South Eden, Beckenham

Lichfields is pleased to have provided Housing Need and Supply evidence at appeal inquiry for Northern Land Developments for two outline appeal schemes in Beckenham. This work included a thorough review of housing need (market and affordable) in the London Borough of Bromley and the Councils’ five year housing land supply including site deliverability reviews.
In allowing the planning appeal, the Inspector agreed with our evidence regarding the current and future housing need of the London borough, the “paucity” of affordable housing delivery in the borough, and the undisputed evidence that 52% of completions in the previous 5 years have resulted from planning permissions granted on appeal.
These factors held significant weight in the determination of the 2018 appeal. The scheme will deliver 122 high quality dwellings (35% affordable) in a borough where there is acute market and affordable housing need.