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New homes for over-55s to be built in Perry Vale

Members of the planning committee unanimously voted to grant planning permission for our proposal to build 39 new council homes on Bampton estate

The site

Currently, the site has a ball court and garages. These will be improved and relocated elsewhere on the estate.

image of a sitemap of Bampton estate in Perry Hill

The proposal

The new development will:

  • be managed by Lewisham Homes
  • be for residents who are over 55
  • be three to five storeys high
  • have 39 self-contained one-bed flats
  • have a communal courtyard that looks out onto Bampton Green
  • improve and increase the current parking provisions
  • provide much-needed high-quality social rent homes, supporting residents to remain in their local community (these rents will be charged at London Affordable Rent rates
  • increase the supply of council homes, helping to meet the long-term housing needs of local residents

image of a new building in  bampton estate


The new U-shaped building will complement the existing homes and spaces in and around the Bampton estate.

The use of red brick and concrete will be in keeping with other buildings on the estate and in the surrounding area.

Exterior Visualisation of Bampton Estate site


We have consulted several times since 2016. We revised the scheme based on feedback raised by residents.

Next steps

  • Expected start on site: summer 2020
  • Expected completion: spring 2022

Get in touch

See the new proposals online using the reference number DC/19/112918

For further information please email housing.strategy@lewisham.gov.uk