Somerleyton Road Community Briefing
Written by Future Brixton team
October 25, 2013
On Monday 4 November the council’s Cabinet will decide the next steps for the project. Local people have told us clearly what they need – homes they can afford, jobs and training, and a chance to build a community. We have an exciting opportunity to do things differently – involving local people in how we achieve these things.
The report proposes that the council acts as its own developer for the site, employing specialists to manage the design and build.
This means more control of what we build and the proposal is for most of the new homes to be for rent, aiming for at least 40% at council rent.
It also means the council keeps ownership of the land, the new homes and the commercial buildings, but will work with Brixton Green to look at options for a community development trust and/or cooperative(s) to own or manage these.