Ikea have submitted plans for a 47 metre (150 ft) tall pole at their forthcoming Greenwich store with an illuminated Ikea sign on top.
In recent years Sainsbury’s in Charlton had problems getting signage approved at the top of their retail shed which could point towards issues with this mast.
It was recently revealed that Ikea’s planned opening date has been delayed and they will miss an opening in time for Christmas this year.
Greenwich council will receive millions from Ikea to mitigate impacts from the development but there’s no sign of street improvement work starting soon, nor of any consultation into exactly what work will be undertaken.
Numerous other developments in the area have brought the authority many millions of pounds in recent years to improve local streets and public spaces yet hasn’t been spent, in some cases for many years and now in danger of being lost.
The aforementioned Sainsbury’s superstore brought in £514,000 around four years ago and is still unspent.
The planning reference is 18/0718/A