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Chobham Manor development gets planning approval

Planning permission has been granted for the first phase of homes to be constructed at Chobham manor, which is part of the Olympic Park development.London Legacy Development Corporation and Chobham Manor LLP, which is a joint venture between homebuilder Taylor Wimpey and L&Q, announced the approval of the development's Reserved Matters Planning Application.Chobham Manor, located between East Village and Lee Valley VeloPark, will be the first new neighbourhood to be built on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park site.The development is to feature a mix of one to five-bedroom apartments and houses, which will be located in an environment including tree-lined avenues, state-of-the-art architecture and relaxing green landscaped areas. Some 75 per cent of the 259 homes will be designed for families, with three or more bedrooms. Affordable homes will account for for 28 per cent of accommodation across the Chobham Manor project and 31 per cent of the first phase will consist of this type of property.Social rented, affordable rented and intermediate housing all form part of the affordable homes plan. Properties have been designed to meet a Lifetime Homes standard with wheelchair adaptable and multi-generation homes both available.In addition to housing, retail space, play areas and communal gardens will be provided. Homes will have private parking facilities and they will have access to electric vehicle charging points. Chobham Manor homes will be built to the latest environmental sustainability standards and selected properties will achieve a zero-carbon rating. Dennis Hone, chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, said: "The prospect of the first residents of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park moving in as early as 2015 is an exciting one and together with the opening of the south of the Park on 5 April and the vision of a new cultural and educational quarter in development, we are firmly on track to deliver a new heart for east London."Properties are expected to go on sale in late spring and the first residents will move in by late 2015. 

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