Developer appeals rejection of 34 storey Lewisham tower

Developer Meyer Homes is appealing to the Mayor of London against a rejection by Lewisham Council of plans for a 30-floor tower beside Lewisham station and Tesco.

The proposal was covered on this site. It was rejected in April this year. Plans would have seen the tower and related new-builds constructed on much of Tesco Lewisham’s car park.

Looking from DLR to site

Refusal was due to height and no commitment to providing a new entrance to Lewisham station.

Meyer Homes tower by Tesco superstore

Since then developers have been negotiating two points of refusal. Firstly, improved public access to a new rooftop viewing area and secondly agreement with Network Rail to to fund 50% of a Section 106 plan on Lewisham station improvements contributing to facilitate the necessary design feasibility study.

They then state “this will also be a key factor in facilitating the opening of a new northern entrance into the station.”

What’s somewhat ironic is that a northern entrance and exit already exists but Southeastern locked it around three years ago and now the station is so busy they’ve had to introduce a one-way system.

TfL had previously raised concerns about the DLR station and overcrowding.

Other forthcoming plans in the area are 256 flats on the Carpet Right site, as well as:

    • Lewisham Retail Park (Sports Direct and Matalan site) – 536 homes. Approved.
    • Lewisham Gateway – 362 in stage one. 300+ in stage two covered last week.
    • 87-89 Loampit Vale – 49 homes. Nearly complete.

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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.

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