New blocks at Greenwich Millennium Village are continuing to head south towards Ikea and Charlton’s shops as building work slowly progresses.
Well, slowly may be a bit inaccurate recently – though overall build rates have been pretty glacial given it’s taken 20 years and acres of land still remain.
It’s only occurred to me recently that when they named it Greenwich Millennium Village they never actually stated what Millennium it would be completed.
This is a textbook example of housing provision lagging demand.
In recent weeks plans to reduce car parking spaces and increase building heights have been approved. Plans for 135 homes in a future phase – plot 301 -were submitted in June this year and covered here.
When fully built the site should include at least 2,750 homes. Overall levels of affordable housing are set at 20% and that level was set in an overall masterplan approved back in 2014. Plot 301 is 15% “affordable”.
Last November a 13-floor block near the ecological park was refused.
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