Developers behind a plan for flats behind east Greenwich library have recently submitted a number of detailed applications relating to the site.
I first covered plans way back in March 2017, though what I’ve only just realised is that developers gained permission in June 2017 as Greenwich Council failed to make a decision on time.
The plan includes: “demolition of the existing building and construction of a 4-storey block comprising 23 self-contained flats” at 3-5 Tunnel Avenue near Angerstein roundabout.
Planning documents from 2017 state:
“The appeal is made under section 78 of the Town and Country Planning Act 1990
against a failure to give notice within the prescribed period of a decision on an
application for planning permission.
The appeal is made by Linea SE10 Ltd against the Royal Borough of Greenwich Council.”
The planning inspector stated:
“Both appeals are made against the failure of the Council to determine the
applications within the prescribed period. The applications were accompanied
by a Design and Access Statement (D&AS) setting out how the appeal schemes
would comply with the relevant development plan policies. Despite indicating
in both Questionnaires that it intended to submit a Statement of Case, the
Council has failed to do so. Moreover, there are no Officer reports or
objections from local residents before me. As a result, I have identified the
main issues from my site visit and the appellant’s submissions.”
One condition of the approval was that the developer must start within three years which takes us to June 2020 hence a flurry of submissions now being made.
The building lies to the rear of east Greenwich library which was recently sold by Greenwich Council. The Grade II listed building is in very poor condition.