Newlands Enterprises has won planning consent to develop a three tower residential and hotel development on the Thames to the south of the House of Commons.

The Foster & Partners designed scheme, which includes three buildings up to 90-metres high, was given a majority vote by Lambeth’s planning committee.

Concerns

The scheme, which would replace the 1960’s Hampton House with a 167-room apart-hotel and 242 new homes, had raised concerns because of the amount of affordable housing included.

The development, on Albert Embankment, to the north of Vauxhall train station, ranges in height from 13 to 27-storey buildings.

Newlands says it can only provide 32% affordable, equivalent to 77 apartments, when Lambeth normally requires 40%.

No impact on views

The application was granted consent subject to the signing of a section 106 agreement.

English Heritage chose not to object to the scheme as it is does not impact on views of the World Heritage Site at Westminster.

The Mayor of London, who has raised concerns about the level of affordable housing, will now consider the application.

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