CHOBHAM MANOR RESERVED MATTERS PLANNING APPLICATION SUBMITTED

The first of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s five new neighbourhoods took another exciting step forward today as, following the recent approval of the Zonal Masterplan, the London Legacy Development Corporation and Chobham Manor LLP, have now submitted a Reserved Matters Planning Application for phase one of the Chobham Manor development.

Subject to approval, this first phase of development will see 259 homes being constructed and will include a mixture of houses, apartments and green spaces that will go on sale in 2014 with residents moving in by late 2015. Twenty-eight per cent of these 259 homes will be affordable homes including social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing.

Chobham Manor forms part of the Legacy Communities Scheme, the Legacy Corporation’s Park-wide masterplan for five new neighbourhoods, with up to 6,800 new homes, to be built on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Located between East Village and Lee Valley VeloPark in the north of the Park, overall Chobham Manor will see the development of up to 850 homes by Chobham Manor LLP, a joint venture between leading national home builder Taylor Wimpey and L&Q, one of London’s largest residential developers. Seventy-five per cent of the homes will be much-needed family housing with three or more bedrooms, helping to combat a real shortage of larger housing types in London.

Residents of Chobham Manor will have the world class sporting venues and picturesque parklands of the Park right on their doorstep as well the shops, restaurants and entertainment of Westfield Stratford City just a short walk away. The new neighbourhood also includes three large, distinct areas of green open space that will run through the heart of the neighbourhood and a series of smaller public open spaces that will provide places to relax and play. Residents will also benefit from shops and community facilities on their doorstep.

Dennis Hone, Chief Executive, London Legacy Development Corporation, said:

“Chobham Manor will be the first new neighbourhood to be constructed at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and is another important step in our legacy delivery, with the north of the Park already open and the south of the Park opening in spring 2014. It will set the tone for the high quality, environmentally sustainable and community orientated neighbourhoods that we want to create across the Park.”

Jerome Geoghegan spokesperson for Chobham Manor LLP, said:

“We are delighted to have been able to submit our reserved matters planning application for the first phase of new homes at Chobham Manor, which has been subject to a rigorous public consultation programme.

“The application is a major step forward for the Chobham Manor project, and we are excited that, subject to approval, we will be on target to begin constructing the first new homes in 2014.”

To find out more about the new homes coming soon to Chobham Manor, and to register an interest in the properties, visit www.chobhammanor.co.uk.