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Latest Charlton Riverside housing consultation this coming week

A large site at Stone Foundries’ factory in Charlton will see up to 1,500 new homes on industrial land with a consultation event held this coming week.

Land was sold to Montreaux this year for £45 million.

Charlton Riverside masterplan

The area is part of the Charlton Riverside masterplan area which originally foresaw 5,000-7,500 homes. Latest information suggests the upcoming London Plan will boost numbers to 8,000 and raise the borough-wide annual target. Greenwich only saw 63 per cent of the existing total met in latest full year figures.

Other major sites in the area moving through the planning system include:

Herringham Quarter

New Charlton scheme

This site is centred around industrial units and the Lydenburg Estate. In total there will be 1,292 homes on a plot beside the Thames if approved. Detailed plans for 762 of those homes were submitted in October 2019 by Hyde Housing.

Overview of Herringham plots

Westminster Industrial Estate

520 homes are planned at the former Siemens site. Some buildings will be renovated and some demolished.

Developer U&I bought the site for £27 million in 2015 then sold for £58 million in 2018 after designation for the site was changed from industrial to residential.

Early plans were submitted in September 2018.

Flint Glass Wharf

Riverside plots

500 homes are planed on this plot from developer Komoto. Click to read my September 2018 coverage here and Charlton Champion’s take here.

Rockwell

Controversial scheme has been taken to national planning inspector

A contentious scheme on the west of Charlton Riverside nearest Sainsbury’s that would see 771 homes if approved. It was rejected by Greenwich Council and that appeal was upheld by the Mayor Sadiq Khan. Developers Rockwell have now taken appeal to the national inspectorate – which a hearing having only just finished listening to evidence. A decision is due early 2020.

All known schemes total around 4,500 homes out of a possible 8,000 planned across the designated masterplan area.

Victoria Way blocks can be seen in background

Other large Charlton developments such as Synergy at Victoria Road are outside the Riverside Masterplan area. That is seeing 331 homes and well underway.

One day we may see a revived Greenwich Waterfront Transit type scheme through the area to link with North Greenwich and Woolwich Crossrail station.

301 route currently before extension

Right now the only certainty is bus route 301 extended from Woolwich to Charlton where it would terminate.

Consultation into the Stone Foundries site will be held:

December 13th: 2 pm – 7:30 pm
December 14th: Midday – 4 pm

Charlton Athletic North Stand
The Valley 
Floyd Road

4 Comments

  1. Keeshen

    “520 homes are planned at the former Siemens site. Some buildings will be renovated and some demolished” – which ones will be demolished??

  2. Jasper

    If they were to extend the 301, I would hope the route to be routed by Woolwich Arsenal (Near the DLR) via the Woolwich Centre then onwards to Charlton similar to how the 161 would’ve been routed if Crossrail had opened. Even better if TFL extended the 301 to North Greenwich by Peninsular Park Road thus it wouldn’t require the 180 to be re-routed and not go to Greenwich and Lewisham if Crossrail had opened.

  3. Graham

    I am looking forward to seeing the latest plans for the Charlton Riverside Masterplan as the area is indeed of redevelopment and it will provide much needed homes. I am also looking forward to seeing the plans for the old Siemens site. The buildings that are renovated may make good warehouse style apartments which some people like in old refurbished buildings.

    Extending the 301 from Woolwich to North Greenwich Station via Charlton and from Bexleyheath to Erith Quarry via Erith Town Centre would certainly allow route 180 to continue to operate between Lewisham Shopping Centre and Belvedere Industrial Estate via Greenwich.Town Centre as it does now.

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