I’m a bit late to this one given a recent cold and it’s been covered in many other places, but anyway, plans for a tower beside an ecological park in Greenwich were refused by Greenwich’s Planning Board this week.
The original tower was reduced in height in an attempt to gain permission:
But this was still deemed detrimental to the adjacent park.
Building continues on other stages nearby:
I did expect refusal in the lead up to the vote given there’s scope for developers to bulk up forthcoming blocks away from the park, which is what I expect them to do.
Much empty land lies to the south close to Ikea which are latter stages of development.
Developers now have the choice of appealing against strong local opposition or increase density in less contentious future areas.
Given outline plans at 20 floors have been approved by the council previously, if developers did appeal they would probably have a strong chance of winning.