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New east Greenwich council homes – consultation today

An online consultation on new homes in east Greenwich at the former site of a sheltered housing block is running today.

Sam Manners House was demolished over recent months – as covered here.

Demolition

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.

Barely maintained

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.

No pride in public housing here

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:

Southwark

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.

2 Comments

  1. Yura Nalepa

    The presentation says that the new houses are in line with the surrounding area. This absolutely not the case on Tusker Street.

    Also there has been no mention of parking, which is already packed in that area.

    If only they would close Mell Street as they suggested, this would make it much better area, especially with all the crap drivers blocking that road while they pop out to the cash machine or Tesco.

  2. Why is one (Labour) council unable to take inspiration of a good way to do things from another (Labour) council? It seems very stubborn and narrow minded, like they have tunnel vision!

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