Plans for a church to operate off Eltham High Street at Chequers Parade have been refused by Greenwich Council.
According to some residents the Garden of Grace Church was operating without permission before plans were submitted. The church was registered to the address in June 2017. Since refusal in December 2018 it appears they are still using the site.
People have complained that visitors are contributing to already poor parking in the area. A recently pedestrianised area of Eltham’s £6.5 million upgrade is near the site and has become a car park. Enforcement is next to non-existent.
Complaints include visitors blocking dropped kerbs and wider High Street access for disabled people.