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.
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:
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.
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.
Flint Glass Wharf
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.
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.
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
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