The next large Greenwich housing scheme to be segregated?
With the controversy of Silvertown Tunnel and a planned three-storey lorry distribution centre north of the Thames I thought I’d take a look at apparently similar plans south of the Thames at Morden Wharf on Greenwich Peninsula.
Whilst doing so I once again found consultation documents for new developments on part of Morden Wharf, and what immediately stuck out was the segregated nature of planned housing in this development from U&I. Take a look.
It appears that private units are located together and “affordable” homes are away from the river and closer to Blackwall and Sivertown tunnels:
U&I – who sponsored a Greenwich borough award ceremony earlier this year– are behind this development which is looking to provide at least 1,500 homes including a 36-floor tower.
There will also be 500 car parking spaces.
There is mention of a possible new bus route running along Tunnel Avenue. The road is due to be altered becoming two-way and permitting general traffic to join tunnel approaches. That could attract far more local traffic – which may make any bus routes liable for delays and disruption.
A follow up post will look at plans for a distribution centre at Morden Wharf. It wasn’t mentioned in consultation documents but is included in a scoping opinion submitted to Greenwich Council.