Greenwich ecology park housing block resubmitted

Detailed plans are in for a tower block beside the ecological park on Greenwich Peninsula.

I looked into draft plans earlier this month after initial plans were rejected in 2018.

2018 plan

Now we see detailed plans submitted from developers Taylor Wimpey and Countryside Properties. The block will contain 65 flats if approved.

2019 plan

Developers had originally planned a 20-storey tower on site in 2018 before revising down. The 2012 outline masterplan approved by Greenwich Council permitted a 20-storey block subject to studies into shadowing.

2017 plan

The 2012 masterplan also approved “affordable” housing at 20 per cent of the entire number of homes across Greenwich Millennium Village. This block would see 12 per cent, and all at shared ownership levels.

In terms of massing little appears different now than in 2018. The 2018 proposal is still under appeal.

This site in orange

However some changes are seen including a “new Ecology Park Building alongside Plot 201 (the block in question), to support the existing and anticipated growth in the work of the Ecology Park. This new building is proposed via a new full application which is being submitted at the same time as this re-submission of the reserved matters application for Plot 201.”

“Alongside the construction of the new EPB, park improvements are
proposed including:

• The addition of up to 20 new insect hotels and additional deadwood piles

• The repair or relocation of existing tern rafts

• The installation of an ecologically sensitive lighting scheme

• The relocation of existing bee hotels and dead wood piles within the park

• The repair and partial redesign of the wetland circulation system

• The repair and improvement of disused bat tower and replacement of damaged bat boxes

• New bird boxes”

Is this enough to overcome much local opposition?

Click here to view plans and comment. I also looked into detailed applications submitted on other plots earlier this month which can be seen here.

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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

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