Greenwich Council refuse new church plan on Eltham High Street

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.

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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 “Greenwich Council refuse new church plan on Eltham High Street

  • January 7, 2019 at 12:38 am

    Typical Bible Thumpers! Just because they call themselves a “Church”, it doesn’t give them the right to break rules, and cause havoc for the rest of us! They ought to open a Church somewhere that could use it…like a Traveler Campsite!

  • January 13, 2019 at 9:41 am

    I think the Council have made the right decision here. We do not need more churches in the Borough when most of the existing Churches have very small congregations attending them these days. The premises could be better used for the use by the wider community

    If they no do not have the required permission to be on the site the Council should ask them to vacate the premises. We cannot have one rule for one and one rule for another.

    We need more Parking Enforcement Officers in this area to monitor this situation.


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