Plot at Greenwich Peninsula sees large increase in planned homes

The latest increase to previously agreed levels of new homes in Greenwich has been seen as a consultation begins at Plot 19.05 on the Peninsula.

Plans were approved over four years ago in January 2017 but Knight Dragon all but ceased work on new building in recent years. Now they’re back, and new plans would see an increase from 281 to 431. Despite slow build rates, Knight Dragon have submitted plans to increase homes across the Peninsula, with the latest masterplan taking numbers above 17,000. That was four years after a pervious masterplan for 15,000 was approved.

Site in context

Four blocks are planned on the plot facing Chandler’s Avenue.

Plot 19.05 is on the right in this image

Residents have expressed concern about parking. Despite many flats being car-free, enforcement is poor.

These are blocks approved in 2017:

Approved in January 2017

And these are revised blocks:

2021 plan

A fair bit chunkier and less elegant. The step-back seen on the left in the 2017 image is gone, and proportion and massing losses elegance for a lumpen appearance. Roof gardens are gone. Tacked-on balconies are now added. No commercial space is proposed.

Blocks to the north may not progress particularly quickly, as sites earmarked for housing are now car parks due to Silvertown Tunnel construction.

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3 thoughts on “Plot at Greenwich Peninsula sees large increase in planned homes

  • April 17, 2021 at 2:14 pm
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    New homes are always welcome, however, the Borough just simply does not have the amenities to cope with the large increase in residents who will move in to the new homes. Amenities and public transport are already at breaking point.

    The Borough needs at least another fully functioning General Hospital, more GP Surgeries/Health Centres, Schools, Colleges, Day Centres, Nurseries, Shops and improvements to public transport. Also our waste and sewage systems will struggle to cope with the amount of new homes recently built or under construction.

    It will be intersting to see how Developers, Planners and Local Authorities plan to tackle these issues as more homes near completion with many more developments still in the planning stages.

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  • April 25, 2021 at 8:00 am
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    I agree our local public services and the NHS are at breaking point as the local population in the Borough of Greenwich continues to grow. year on year as more people move in to the new developments.

    Money paid to the Council from developers must be spent on improving the public realm around new developments, improving local amenities and public transport in the Borough.

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  • May 7, 2021 at 7:25 pm
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    Masterplans are wonderful because they give you a vision on how the whole area will be redeveloped. There will still be local community groups who will have objected due to the height of buildings, density, lack of parking, lack of facilities, additional burden on local health and transport facilities and loss of green open space, but generally a compromise is reached.

    What none of us really took on board was that the compromise was really the developer’s happy starting position because they knew once planning was agreed there was plenty of room to come back again, and again to achieve his initial aims and more. It takes dedicated objectors to

    Just look at Kidbrooke Village. Now building more, and higher, and fewer affordable. Obviously affordable is a joke as it bears no relation to what the average person can afford. You need to be a dedicated, and well informed objector, to get any of their plans overturned.

    I recall one application where it seemed Berkeley Homes almost pleaded poverty in that the development might cost them money. Ignoring the fact that they signed up to it and agreed a budget they were perhaps fortunate that due to delays in starting the whole development the first homes became available as we were exiting a recession. Months later the directors received multi-million record bonuses.

    I would still like to know how many of the flats sold are registered to overseas buyers or companies.

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