Greenwich block approved by Planning Board
A proposal to build a block of flats on Blackwall Lane in Greenwich has been approved by Greenwich Council.
The Planning Board gave the green light for 27 flats above a commercial unit on the former site of a tyre centre.
Concerns were raised by the Regeneration Department over the impact on the adjacent Grade II listed Rothbury Hall.
No Section 106 income is listed as allocated towards wider public realm improvements despite pedestrian links from the site to Greenwich Peninsular and North Greenwich tube station being extremely poor with east Greenwich also having numerous example of dated design hampering pedestrian movement.
Some Greenwich councillors have continually claimed S106 cannot be used except in the immediate vicinity despite being shown examples in other London authorities.
Despite a climate emergency being declared in recent weeks the same pattern of not investing continues, which ensures Greenwich is firmly at the bottom across London Labour councils when it comes to allocating S106 income to parks and better streets for pedestrians.