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Let's talk about... new council homes for Southwark

Community conversation

11,000 new council homes for Southwark

We have committed to the most ambitious council house building programme anywhere in the country for a generation – to build 11,000 new council homes by 2043, with 1,500 of these by 2018. We want to work with you to ensure that we achieve the best we can for our communities from this investment.

Get Involved

Take part in our consultation on design and neighbourhoods to have your say on how we develop high-quality homes with the community facilities and amenities that are important to you.

Check out our interactive map of the borough. You can mark on the map where you think we should build new homes. You can also see suggestions made by other residents.

This summer we will be out and about talking to people across the borough about our 11,000 council homes programme.  Join us at:

Bermondsey Carnival, Southwark Park – Saturday 4 July

Eid Festival, Burgess Park – Saturday 18 July

Camberwell Fair, Camberwell Green – Saturday 25 July

Peckham Square – Saturday 8 August

Elephant and the Nun festival - Saturday 15 August


The story so far

Over 2,000 people got involved in the first stage of our consultation on this ambitious programme. We have now agreed a Charter of Principles based on your responses which sets out how we will work with you to deliver these homes.

More information on the homes we are already building, such as at Willow Walk which will be complete in late summer 2015, can be found here.

Your voice is important

We believe that every tenant should live in a high quality home and we are talking to our residents about both the investment in our existing homes and the building of new homes at the same time. In addition, investment on this scale offers a great opportunity to improve our estates and neighbourhoods and bring benefit to our residents. Read this letter from Leader of the Council Councillor Peter John. 

We want to continue to work closely with our communities as we did for the Housing Commission.

How your views will be taken into account

All the feedback we receive through this community conversation will be collated by officers and reported to the cabinet to inform the council's decision-making process on the 11,000 new council homes programme.  This information will be shared with residents and we will also produce public summary reports at the end of the consultation.

The current stage of the consultation will run until the end of August 2015.

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