Chequered flag for Charlton go-kart track? 570 homes planned near Thames Barrier
A screening opinion is being sought from Greenwich Council for 570 homes on the current site of a go-kart track in Charlton at 3 Herringham Road. It’s just to the west of the Thames Barrier on a site beside the river. If the above link doesn’t work click here and search for 17/1324/EIA
Contentiously, it includes a 25-storey tower and also looks into the possibility of up to 500 car parking spaces. Komoto Group are behind the plan.
It’s not the most appealing site at present, as the document makes clear. It would be surrounded by:
- Tarmac industrial facility adjacent to the west
- A waste recycling facility 50 metres to the west
- Stone Foundries manufacturing depot 75 metres to the south west
This screening option would see another tower on the Charlton Riverside masterplan area, following an earlier application to the west for 1000 homes as covered here.
This contradicts the emerging Charlton Masterplan which put a cap at 10 storeys unless transport connections are improved. It’s because of the distance to buses and trains that 500 car parking spaces are being looked at, which seems madness given other developments that will increase traffic in the area.
U&I and Galliard Homes are also planning another large development nearby with 450 homes.