Delivering Architectural Housing on Small Sites

A Good Grounding for Bigger and Better Things.
October 19, 2021

25% of the London Boroughs are expected to provide around 50% (45-62%) of the entire housing target on small sites. 60% of all Boroughs (65% of outer London Boroughs) must provide over 300 homes per annum on small sites. This far exceeds historic delivery rates for many boroughs.


We consider there to be 6 types: Conversion, Extension, Replacement, Infill, Backland and Residual Land. Many of the sites are complex with multiple challenges as a virtue of their constrained nature and proximity to other buildings and sensitive receptors.


Stolon has developed considerable expertise in developing on small sites, particularly


complex back-land and infill sites. We successfully secured planning consent for three small site in 2020 in three different London Boroughs - Harrow, Enfield and Royal Borough of Greenwich (pictured left to right). Each face their own challenges, and across these sites we had a good spectrum of potential issues.