128 discount rental homes proposed For Fulham

St William Homes LLP is proposing reserved matters for 128 new homes, delivering 88 affordable rental units and 40 intermediate rent units.

The reserved matters plans drawn up by architects HTA Design, is the third reserved matters application submitted to local council Hammersmith & Fulham.

Llocation plan of the former Fulham Gasworks

Previous applications include the operational sales & marketing suite and a new public park to the north of the proposed scheme at Plots D1 and D2.

Of the 128 new homes for discounted rent, 88 will be for affordable rental units. These are where rents are up to 80% of market rents. Previous Mayor Boris Johnson had two categories, “capped at 50% market rent and discounted affordable rent at up to 80% market rents, these included service charges.

The remaining 40 units set aside for intermediate rent units, which is also capped at 80% of market rents with the idea that tennants will be able to save enough money to put down a deposit on a home purchase through the rent subsidy.

Northern elevation of the proposed reserved matters application, it also includes a new public square in foreground.

In addition to the much needed sub-prime market housing, the scheme also provides three new pedistrain accces routes from Emden Place and Imperial Road as well as provision of a new public park which will link into future phases when subsequent reserved matters are built out in due course.

The new public realm designed by landscape architects Gillespies, will chiefly feature a new public space named Sands End Square aims to provide a outdoor living room for heritage building across the road from the two proposed apartment blocks, which includes new shaded seating a relocated and restored memorial.

Illustrative rendering of the proposed Sands End Square, image credit Gillespies.

This planning application was registered with Hammersmith & Fulham, on Monday 2nd August with the closing date for comments being a month thereafter and a Statutory Expiry Date on Monday 1st November. A decision is likley to be made in the first few months of 2022.