Council pauses Cheyne news homes plans to seek more input from residents

Published: Thursday 16 December 2021

Following three rounds of consultation with residents, we have decided to pause our plans to build a new children’s centre, nursery and new homes on the Cheyne site on Thorndike Close off the King’s Road. 

These plans, which form part of our New Homes Delivery Programme to build 600 new homes across the borough of which 300 will be for social rent, have seen some opposition from local residents who are concerned about the look of the proposed buildings. 

We are therefore pausing to look again at the design of the scheme and giving residents more time to input into the building design. We will come back and talk to residents in the new year.

Our commitment to build homes and deliver much-needed new children’s services on this this site remains unchanged but it is clear we need more time to get this right for local residents.

More information on the scheme can be found on the Cheyne new homes web page.