Ikea’s advertising tower plan withdrawn – as is Greenwich tourist bus scheme

Two proposals recently covered on the site appear to have hit the buffers – for now at least.

In March I broke the news that Ikea were planning a 47 metre (150 ft) advertising pole outside their forthcoming Greenwich store. This application has now been withdrawn.

The pole would’ve been visible from across Greenwich

And plans for a tourist bus from the Cutty Sark up to the Observatory also appear to have been withdrawn according to TfL.

Operation of the planned bus seemed a bit of a mystery. Plans were submitted by Greenwich Council’s off-shoot GS Plus, with the scheme financially underwritten by Greenwich Council and possible involvement from Royal Museums.

Will both plans reemerge in new or altered form? I will be keeping an eye out for any new plans.

I discovered the Ikea application after searching through council planning pages, then reading through and researching planning documents.

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2 thoughts on “Ikea’s advertising tower plan withdrawn – as is Greenwich tourist bus scheme

  • May 2, 2018 at 12:23 pm
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    I am glad that the bus scheme has been withdrawn. Let’s see if it comes back in another guise. I didn’t have any objection to IKEA’s pole, but am not sufficiently exercised that this too has been nixed.

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  • May 2, 2018 at 5:17 pm
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    Maybe IKEA got wind of all the objections. Methinks they’ll be back though….

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