Eltham town centre council housing: Greenwich Council submit plans
An application to build 40 council homes just off Eltham High Street has been submitted.
Greenwich Council consulted on plans in October 2020 (covered here) for the site on Orangery Lane.
ShedKM are behind the design. Award winning and much praised plots designed by Peter Barber have given way to ShedKM designs at various plots which have met a far more tepid reception.
This design is better than some, and has a distinct 1980s appearance in places. It’s a sensitive site given the Grade II listed Orangery sits beside.
Cliefden House is also Grade II listed. Here it is both before and after ground floor space was converted to commercial usage:
The site has parking for blue badge holders. There are excellent public transport links nearby. One concern expressed locally is people will still park nearby, and given very poor enforcement this could present problems.
Modular construction should ensure it rises quickly if approved. This will go a small way to meeting ever growing need, but with households placed in emergency accommodation rising by over 100 in just a couple of months to 1446, it barely scratches the surface. That is in addition to 20,000 on the council waiting list. The growing costs of this are stark to public finances.
Since March 2020, the number had risen by November 2020 from 1046 to 1446.
To view plans in Eltham click here.
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