Greenwich Council push for more parking spaces at private leisure centre

David Lloyd are back with plans to expand their Kidbrooke site including 22 extra car parking spaces.

It’s not the first time, but something stands out in this application, as they state:

“Additionally, there is a local authority requirement to provide additional car parking spaces if there is an increase to the internal area of the building. To achieve the required higher parking numbers, the existing car park will be extended.

With this car park extension, the overall parking provision will be increased by 22 spaces above the existing total number of spaces.”

That brings total parking to 245 spaces.

Other changes at David Lloyd include: “Erection of a new external spa garden to the south of the existing building, modifications to existing tennis courts and seasonal dome [reduction from 3 courts to 2 courts] and reinstatement of 2 tennis courts to the south-west of the site”.

Going green?

An obligation for more car parking spaces seems to contradict the many green reports and statements the authority has made.

They have their Carbon Neutral plan. They went big on a PR drive for that one.

It followed Greener Greenwich and 2019’s Physical Activity and Sport Strategy and Action Plan

Meanwhile, despite reports stating a lot of lofty aims, when it came to putting money where their mouth is, this is how much money they were allocating to improve streets for pedestrians in addition to annual Local Implementation Plan money from TfL from new developments and parking revenue. This was last year’s number.

  • Greenwich – £206k
  • Lewisham – £1.33m
  • Lambeth – £1.2m
  • Southwark – £765k
  • Ealing – £766k
  • Brent – £6 million
  • Camden – £5.26m
  • Hounslow – £5.3m
  • Hammersmith & Fulham – £27.2m

Greenwich is now down to zero.




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    3 thoughts on “Greenwich Council push for more parking spaces at private leisure centre

    • To be honest most of the centre users do tend to drive to the David Lloyd Leisure Centre in Kidbrooke as this area of Kidbrooke is not that well served by bus services from other parts of the Borough. Despite a huge increase in new homes in the area with many more new homes planned or under construction.

    • I think the bigger news story is the Greenwich spend of £0 in from the TFL Local Implementation Plan spend compared to millions elsewhere. Who is holding the spotlight on incompetence at Greenwich council, surely heads should roll…

    • You would have thought so Matt W. But sadly I expect nothing to be done about it as usual.

      @ CDT you are also right in what you say with regard to bus services serving new developments and the thousands of new homes around the Borough including Kidbrooke Village and the neighbouring Council developments on the site of the old Thomas Tallis School

      Furher new developments are also under way along Rochester Way and on the Book Estate to name just a few developments in close proximity of each other.


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