Blog Design: Major Project Synthesis

Peckham housing strategy

All information from: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/housing/housing-strategy

This was a key reference that was noted by our lecturers. I looked into this to see what the Peckham council need to design to in the actual sense.

10,000 families on our waiting list and over 2,000 households in temporary accommodation.

Key values, affordability, quality, security and pride and responsibility.

Climate change:

  • Long term threat
  • Council has declared a climate emergency
  • Help combat carbon emissions
  • Help combat rising global temperatures
  • Target to achieve carbon neutrality by 2030.
  • Factor in agreeing designs for new homes, determining the best methods of construction and improving the condition of existing homes.
  • Opportunity to reduce fuel poverty and improve air quality.

Based on council consultations since then, it is clear that the fundamental housing issues remain the same as in 2015: a shortage of genuinely affordable housing; issues with poor quality housing, and insecure housing particularly in the private rented sector.

The four fundamental issues are affordability; quality; security and pride and responsibility.

Peckham council’s key values:

  1. Increasing the supply of quality new homes that people can genuinely afford
  2. Demanding the highest standards of quality of homes
  3. Ensuring housing provides security and support to meet housing needs and to help improve the health, wellbeing and economic resilience of residents.
  4. Empowering residents and communities to have pride and responsibility in the running of their homes and neighbourhoods.

Some of Peckham council’s plans:

  • Regeneration Works for All Framework to support social integration to create new life opportunities, promote wellbeing and reduce inequalities.
  • Unlocking new sites for house-building and help deliver a large number of new homes in the areas identified in our 4 Area Action Plans (AAPs) including
  • Old Kent Road AAP – 20,000 new homes including 7,000 affordable homes of which 5,000 will be social rented.
  • Ensuring housing provides security and support to meet housing needs and to help improve the health, wellbeing and economic resilience of residents.
  • Connecting residents to the services and support they need across health, education, training, employment and financial advice
  • Supporting residents with specific needs to live as independently as possible for as long as possible in their own communities
  • Preventing homelessness wherever possible, with a focus on finding long term sustainable housing solutions, and minimising use of temporary accommodation
  • Bring an end to rough sleeping in Southwark
  • Utilise schemes such as Cleaner, Greener, Safer (CGS)

All information in this post is from: https://www.southwark.gov.uk/housing/housing-strategy I have made this post purely to highlight aspects that may be relevant to my design brief. And to show information that I have gathered for this project.