SPL is retained by New Leaf Investments Limited to advise on their proposal for a 200 unit student housing scheme on a prominent site in Bermondsey, Southwark. SPL has provided preliminary advice on issues likely to arise with the application and have recently engaged in pre-application discussions with the Council. A full planning application will be worked up over the coming months.

Our Involvement

SPL is advising this established client on its proposals for a student housing scheme in the London Borough of Southwark. After giving initial advice on the prospects of success and issues which need to be addressed, SPL have been heavily involved with the client in formulating detailed proposals to be worked-up into a planning application. SPL’s involvement includes coordination of the professional team together with close liaison with lobbyists to ensure this scheme is presented in its best light so as to secure political support. A key issue arising with the scheme will be the Council’s approach to the provision of student housing and the requirement for affordable housing.