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11,000 new council homes

Southwark Council is committed to building 11,000 new council homes by 2043, with the first 1,500 to be delivered by 2018.

Get involved

We want your opinion on some of the biggest decisions we have to make about these new homes. Our residents know Southwark better than anyone else. With your input, we can make these new neighbourhoods great places.

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.

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

Why we have made the commitment to build new council homes

In 2013 we asked residents across the borough about the future of council housing in Southwark; an overwhelming majority of the residents we spoke to wanted the council to build more genuinely affordable homes.

In 2014, in response to residents’ views, our large housing waiting list and the predicted increase in the borough’s population, we pledged to build  11,000 new council homes by 2043.  It’s one of the most ambitious building plans in the UK and we are determined to lead the way in London.

To meet the needs of Southwark residents we need to make sure there are a range of housing options on offer. Building good quality genuinely affordable homes will help us achieve this. Improving housing in Southwark is at the centre of our plans to create a fairer future for all.

Find out more about our housing strategy and plans to make Southwark a place everyone can be proud of through our New Southwark Plan.

For a list of frequently asked questions about the 11,000 new council homes click here

Progress on delivering new council homes

To find out more about where we are planning to build the first of the 1,500 homes click here.


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