Plans for 104 flats near The Morgan pub and Lidl in Belvedere have been submitted to Bexley Council.
The site is one of the few vacant after Belvedere Park was developed. Previously it was believed a Thames Water pipe ran underground which impacted upon development. It’s now believed it doesn’t actually exist.
Twenty per cent of homes would have an electric vehicle charging point with provision for twenty per cent more in time. This will become an ever more relevant issue in future with the Government announcing plans to ban the sale of petrol, diesel and hybrid cars in fifteen years.
In terms of trains, Belvedere station is a short walk and saw a 12 per cent increase in passenger numbers last year, though it’s one of the few stations that Thameslink trains do not stop along the route – despite having being timed at exactly the same time as Southeastern trains that do stop at every stop up to Dartford. Belvedere station is now at 1.22 million passenger journeys a year, which is up around a third over the past five years.
Bexley Council are eventually hoping for 8,000 homes in Belvedere as part of their Growth Strategy.
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