Revised plans for Deptford Creek tower at Sun Wharf
New plans have been submitted revising last year’s application for a tower at Deptford Creek on the Sun Wharf site.
Bellway and Peabody are behind revisions which see the tower element extended to 19-floors (from 17) and an increase in flats to 235 (from 233) and an increase in commercial space.
Bellway recently completed the adjacent Kent Wharf. A creekside path is due to extend along both sites.
Long-term local company Jones will vacate the site of Sun Wharf.
Changes to the 2018 plan include “greater separation distances between the neighbouring Kent Wharf buildings” alongside the increas ein height, more flats and shop space.
The transport statement is amusing (as usual). Apparently there is a “New Cross over ground tube station”.
It also highlights flaws in public transport accessibility measures using PTAL. Parts here actually get the lowest level of zero. In reality it’s a short walk to the DLR, Southeastern and bus routes.
PTAL is often very simplistic and doesn’t account for realities on the ground. I covered a Greenwich development last week that didn’t take into account very poor walking links to the nearest station in the PTAL rating.
A development that will eventually be expected to house 500+ people is expected to only have “41 two-way rail, underground and light rail related movements during the morning peak period and 38 two-way daily movements during the evening
peak period.” Realistic?
It’s a car-free development too.
The distance to both Greenwich and Deptford stations seemed rather high so I popped it into Google Maps. The walking distances are actually around two-thirds less than the planning statement.
Click here to see revised plans.