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.

Up to 1000 homes planned from developers Rockwell

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.

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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

3 thoughts on “Chequered flag for Charlton go-kart track? 570 homes planned near Thames Barrier

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  • There’s an issue of Greenwich’s planning documents taking so long to come into force that developments render them pointless by that time.

    We see this with the Abbey Wood tower. No new masterplan for a decade despite Crossrail approaching. And its the same in Woolwich right now and Love Lane/Thomas St masterplan taking a long time and the tower by Tesco, and now at Charlton. Is this incompetence or a go slow to help developers?


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