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Developer appeals rejection of 34 storey Lewisham tower

Meyer tower plans approved

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.




2 Comments

  1. anonymous201486

    I hope the Mayor dismisses the appeal. Enough is enough.

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