Cabinet to Discuss Opportunities to Work With Orbit to Provide Housing in Erith
08th November 2019

Cabinet to Discuss Opportunities to Work With Orbit to Provide Housing in Erith

At its meeting next week (12 November), Bexley’s Cabinet will review the current regeneration programme in Erith. They will also discuss the opportunities that a potential partnership with Orbit, a major landowner in the town centre, could bring to the centre of the town.

The Cabinet will discuss whether to explore opportunities to work more formally in partnership with Orbit.

“Our current programme already shows our commitment to placemaking and a strong growth strategy that benefits all. Exploring the opportunities that a potential partnership with Orbit could bring in Erith may help us to do this,” said Councillor Teresa O’Neill OBE, Leader of Bexley Council.

“Any redevelopment must benefit local residents and preserve the heritage buildings that give Erith its character.”

Paul Richards, Group Customer Services Director at Orbit said: “We welcome the opportunity to discuss potential future development in the area and are committed to creating thriving communities in Erith for the long term. A town centre regeneration would reinvigorate economic activity in the area and support the wellbeing of local residents both in the short term and the future.”

“London Borough of Bexley is an important strategic partner for us and by working in together in partnership, we can look to maximise benefits for the local area.”

You can view the agenda and papers for the Cabinet meeting at
http://democracy.bexley.gov.uk/mgCommitteeDetails.aspx?ID=149

If they go ahead, the improvements will build on previous regeneration work funded by London Borough of Bexley and the Mayor of London through their partnership project, the ‘Greater Erith Programme’. This has included the upgraded public areas at Erith station and soon to be renovated public space at the entrance to Erith Pier, as well as the partial renovation of the old Carnegie