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Woolwich housing & school plans approved

A couple of new developments I’d previously covered were approved by Greenwich planners this week. Firstly, a former office block in the town centre beside Lidl:

Sovereign House Woolwich proposals

28 flats will be located within this block. No ‘affordable’ housing is included. As the building currently appears:

Sovereign House Woolwich

Next in line for office to resi conversion

Over near Woolwich Dockyard a former care home is to be demolished and replaced with this:

sunbury street flats

sunbury aerial

48 flats are contained within this block on Sunbury Street. 35 per cent of flats are so-called affordable. ASRA housing association are behind this.

A new branch of Plumcroft primary school was also approved beside Woolwich Arsenal station on Vincent Road. 420 places are provided.

plumcroft school

It’s to be located on the site of a recently closed sheltered housing scheme.

woolwich housing demo plumcroft

3 Comments

  1. Jim

    What does affordable housing mean in the context of Greenwich? 20% off market prices, OR, socially rented housing? Councillors were tweeting this week that the council has passed a resolution that all viability assessments will be made public… I’m not convinced this will get any actually useful outcomes though – just more payments to consultants writing smooth reports with fudgey numbers.

    I’d like to understand what that actual council strategy is on affordable housing, rather than just bleeting that the NPPF needs to be put under a microscope – what is there ‘strategy’?

  2. lynne barry

    God, that Plumcroft school extension is ugly!

  3. Plumstead Resident

    Plumcroft? So you can then walk down Burrage Road and go past three primary schools: Foxfield, Plumcroft and Heronsgate – that will do wonders for the morning traffic!

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