Work on Chobham Manor's 259 new homes to begin 'very shortly'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: An artist's impression of Chobham Manor. An artist's impression of Chobham Manor.

The Olympic Park’s first new houses have been given the green light.

The first phase of Chobham Manor, the first new neighbourhood to be built in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, was given planning permission by the London Legacy Development Corporation on Tuesday.

Plans allow for 259 new homes to be built in the northern section of the park in London’s newest postcode – E20.

The homes are expected to go on sale in late spring with residents moving in by late 2015.

Developers Taylor Wimpey  and L&Q say work will begin “very shortly”.

75 per cent of the one- to five-bedroom apartments and houses will be three or more bedrooms while 28 per cent of homes across the development will be affordable homes including social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing.

Andrew Harrington, spokesperson for Chobham Manor LLP, said: “We are delighted with the planning approval and are on course to start constructing the homes very soon.

“It’s exciting to think that the very first Chobham Manor residents will be moving in to their new homes next year – our dream is now becoming a reality.”

Chobham Manor is one of five new neighbourhoods planned for the Olympic Park, comprising almost 7,000 new homes.

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1:46pm Thu 30 Jan 14

Villagecranberry says...

Must named after Lord Chob who has Chobham Road already in his honour.

As for affordable housing, this is an outdated term as it is hardly affordable and should be renamed 'Struggle to afford housing', all in all a modern day crammed sixty's housing estate but with much smaller shoe box size apartments unlike the Warner Estate classically designed to last years as quality. These shoe boxes big enough only to receive Ikea flat pack furniture not the walnut wardrobe suite that Gran left you. Shame, this is more over development with hardly any private amenity space or privacy.
Must named after Lord Chob who has Chobham Road already in his honour. As for affordable housing, this is an outdated term as it is hardly affordable and should be renamed 'Struggle to afford housing', all in all a modern day crammed sixty's housing estate but with much smaller shoe box size apartments unlike the Warner Estate classically designed to last years as quality. These shoe boxes big enough only to receive Ikea flat pack furniture not the walnut wardrobe suite that Gran left you. Shame, this is more over development with hardly any private amenity space or privacy. Villagecranberry
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5:09pm Fri 31 Jan 14

E-ten trifles says...

That looks horrible a bit like the Olympic village, which on a bad day looks like Benidorm with the weather of Bognor Regis, they have just demolished loads of huge housing blocks like Thamesmead why build more and charge unaffordable prices or unaffordable rent?
That looks horrible a bit like the Olympic village, which on a bad day looks like Benidorm with the weather of Bognor Regis, they have just demolished loads of huge housing blocks like Thamesmead why build more and charge unaffordable prices or unaffordable rent? E-ten trifles
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