An online consultation on new homes in east Greenwich at the former site of a sheltered housing block is running today.
Thirty two homes are planned on site.
Hopefully this estate will be maintained. Council housing directly next door is long neglected. Despite a large number of new developments in the near vicinity bringing millions of pounds to council coffers, no income has been allocated to provide much in the way of basic improvements.
In the same ward Enderby Wharf, to give one example, brought in £1.8 million. There are many, many other examples in Greenwich Peninsula ward.
If the authority wanted to create an “us and them” mentality where council home residents are made to feel as second class citizens they couldn’t have done a better job with existing homes.
For years we were told it was not possible to spend money in this way, even up to last year at exactly the time Southwark Council allocated £750,000 from new developments towards improving an existing estate. Other examples have preceded it:
With that in mind design is crucial. Click here to view the consultation.
A separate consultation on new homes in Eltham is also running today.