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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.

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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.

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Nearby pathways

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.




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2 Comments

  1. BlackheathZak

    Another development which will have an empty shop unit for a year or two… then turn into another gym.

  2. Ashley

    Another good Development to assist in regeneration of an area for much needed housing for this Borough.

    It’s a shame Labour Greenwich as yet again denied any much needed allocation of Section 106 funds for public realm improvements.

    Millions of Pounds could be ear marked for use on run down parks, roads and pavements. Make our high streets more appealing. More trees and landscaping could be done to brighten the “Royal Borough”.

    Refurbishment of our current housing tower blocks and surrounding areas could be lifted.

    Real change is needed and unfortunately can’t see this with any Labour administration.

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