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38 homes planned for former Esso garage in Old Kent Road

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Southwark's planning committee has unanimously approved a proposal to build 38 new homes on the site of the former Esso service station in Old Kent Road.

38 homes planned for former Esso garage in Old Kent Road
38 homes planned for former Esso garage in Old Kent Road
The site pictured in 2011

The site – at the junction of Old Kent Road and Marlborough Grove – has been derelict for many years.

In 2011 Southwark Council planned to sell the land – once occupied by municipal swimming baths – to the Muslim Association of Nigeria for the development of a new mosque.

However, the mosque charity was unable to raise enough money for the sale to proceed.

Instead the council sold the freehold to Charter Land for an undisclosed sum.

The scheme approved by councillors on Tuesday night includes 38 homes with a mix of private, shared ownership and social rented units.

The six-storey building has been designed by Spacelab.

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