LONG-AWAITED regeneration of East Croydon has been boosted this week as Stanhope/Schroders gave the first detailed insight into housing plans for its Ruskin Square site.
The pre-application scheme, comprising 161 homes, was due to be presented to the council's strategic planning committee yesterday (Thursday).
Councillors will have the chance to comment on the proposals prior to the submission of an application in the next couple of months.
Stanhope/Schroders already has outline planning permission for the overall development, comprising 550 homes and one million sq ft of offices next to East Croydon Station.
The new proposals will see the homes built in a 22-storey tower and a nine-storey adjacent plinth development.
The building will contain 26 one-bedroom, two-person flats; 55 two-bedroom, three-person flats; 66 two-bedroom, four-person flats and 14 larger two-bedroom flats, again for four people.
Thirty-four of the homes would fall into the affordable category.
The scheme also includes landscaping of the site to include a private communal space at ground level with children's play area.
A roof garden would be provided on the top of the plinth.