Ikea’s advertising tower plan withdrawn – as is Greenwich tourist bus scheme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 This application has now been withdrawn.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And plans for a tourist bus from the Cutty Sark up to the Observatory also appear to have been withdrawn according to TfL.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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John Smith

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.

2 thoughts on “Ikea’s advertising tower plan withdrawn – as is Greenwich tourist bus scheme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    I am glad that the bus scheme has been withdrawn.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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