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Plans revealed for 1,700 new homes as part of Marylebone regeneration

The masterplan for the Church Street area also looks to improve roads for all users, boost the economy and provide a greener environment

More than 1,700 homes will be built in the next 20 years, with half the properties being affordable(Image: Westminster City Council)

Plans have been announced to build more than 1,700 new homes near Marylebone over the next 15 to 20 years.

Westminster City Council’s draft masterplan for the Church Street area identifies nine regeneration sites under way in, or nearby, the area.

Around half the homes will be affordable, according to the local authority.

The plan is part of the council’s aim to create a "City for All", by building more affordable homes for local residents demonstrating that it is still possible to deliver homes of all types in the centre of London.

A total of 35% of all new homes will be affordable and existing council tenanted homes will be re-provided at social rent, with the option for all existing secure tenants to be re-housed in the scheme.

This means 50% of the homes will be affordable in total, the council said.

In addition to the new homes, the masterplan also looks to create a greener environment, boost the economy and employment opportunities, and improve access throughout the area by balancing the relationship between pedestrians, cars and bicycles.

The vision is to create a great place where people want to live, where communities will thrive and businesses will prosper, according to the local authority.

Westminster Council is now looking for feedback from residents and businesses in the area.

A CGI of the regenerated Church Street area near Marylebone(Image: Westminster City Council)

Head of housing, Cllr Rachael Robathan, said: “Church Street is a vibrant and diverse neighbourhood and the masterplan looks to meet the needs of today’s and future generations in the area.

“The proposals set out together are the council’s largest regeneration scheme to date which will deliver over 1,700 new homes including 50% affordable housing overall, alongside new spaces and facilities for the community.

“Because of this, we genuinely want to understand the views of residents and local businesses so that they can continue to shape and influence their neighbourhood for the benefit of everyone who works and lives in this great part of Westminster.”

The public consultation runs until October 29, with a series of public engagement events taking place.

To take part in the consultation click here.

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