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Stoke Newington 1935

[Report of the Medical Officer of Health for Stoke Newington, The Metropolitan Borough]

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It will be noted that no provision has been made for the
erection of one-room and two-room flats ; this is due to the fact that
overcrowding in London occurs very largely in dwellings of one and
two rooms (approximately 60% of the overcrowded families now
occupy dwellings of those sizes). These overcrowded families will
require more rooms and will vacate a larger number of one and
two-room dwellings than will be required.
Housing Scheme.—Lordship Terrace /Queen Elizabeth's Walk
The Borough Council has approved a scheme for the erection
of flats, which are intended for the rehousing of families in connection
with the abatement of overcrowding in the borough on
the Lordship Terrace/Queen Elizabeth's Walk Site. The scheme is
designed to link up with the present Lordship Road Scheme thus
forming a unified layout.

The scheme consists of 96 flats in the following proportions:—

1 Bedroom Flats13
2 „ „24
3 „ „47
4 „ „10
5 „ „2
96 or 348 rooms.

The standard of accommodation generally will be similar to
the Lordship Road Scheme, but with the addition of lavatory
basins in the bathrooms and the provision of sun balconies or bay
windows to the flats facing Clissold Park and Lordship Terrace.
The acquisition of the site by agreement with the London
County Council, in exchange for the Glebe Place Site, was completed
and the contractors commenced work on the site on the
17th February, 1936.