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Royal Docks, Silvertown

Plan for 250 flats beside proposed three-tier lorry distribution centre

Lyle Park west

Plans for another large-scale housing development in Silvertown named Lyle Park West including a 20 floor tower have been submitted to Newham Council hot on the heels of a three-storey lorry distribution centre directly next door.

Silvertown Tunnel plans are believed to be a catalyst for the HGV depot.

Three tier lorry park

Housing Association L&Q are behind the plan, and “affordable” housing levels are set at 35% with a 60/40 split between social housing and intermediate.

Lyle park west

West Silvertown DLR station is directly beside the site though new trains are a minimum of four years away. The Transport Statement included with this application has the wrong date for new train introduction. It claims 2022. It’s 2023 at the earliest with 2024 for full introduction.

To the west towards Woolwich Arsenal station is Pontoon Dock which has seen a 300% increase in passengers since 2017.

Site plan

The Elizabeth Line should have alleviated the Woolwich DLR branch by now though is delayed. By the time it is operating planned relief of the DLR may have gone.

Royal Wharf has seen large-scale growth at Pontoon Dock station

1,000 homes were also recently approved at Deanston Wharf.

Newly approved flats at Deanston seen from West Silvertown station.

A fire station over the road near this site and many other new developments was closed in 2014 under then-mayor Boris Johnson. Demolition of the structure was recently approved for a new school.

Click here to view 100+ documents relating to the site.

19/01791/FUL | Comprehensive redevelopment of site to provide residential-led, mixed-use development of 3no. blocks ranging from 12 to 20 storeys in height comprising 252 residential units (Use Class C3), and new local centre at ground level comprising 1,078sqm (GIA) of flexible commercial floorspace (Use Class A1/A2/A3/D1/D2) with associated new public realm, landscaping, car parking, cycle parking and associated works. This application site affects the setting of Listed Buildings and Structures. This application is accompanied by an Environmental Statement for the purposes of Environmental Impact Assessment under The Town and Country Planning (Environmental Impact Assessment) Regulations 2017 (as amended). | Land Adjacent West Silvertown DLR Station Knights Road Silvertown London E16 2AT

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