Brookhill estate in Woolwich appears set for demolition as early plans appear on Greenwich Council’s Planning Portal.
This isn’t a full application but a Environmental Impact Assessment Screening Opinion which is a preliminary stage of the rebuilding process.
What we can see is that 80 existing houses could be demolished for “a mixed-tenure scheme comprising 263 residential units”.
Buildings would reach seven storeys with Hyde Housing Association behind the venture.
Current homes were built as married quarters for the military. MOD housing was privatised in 1996 and they left the site. An excellent overview of this area can be found in the Survey of London here.
An accompanying letter with the new application states:
“The Proposed Development lies within the Inner London National Character Area (NCA) 112. Predominantly urban, the landscape is steeped in both historical and contemporary culture; it is the centre of UK Government and a major international hub for finance, business, tourism, transport and recreation.
The Site is not covered by any current national or local landscape designations. Scenic quality is not exceptional and is heavily influenced by urban surroundings. The Proposed Development would be in keeping with the surrounding area.”
The location is south of a major rebuild from Greenwich Council and Lovell Homes at the former Connaught Estate built in recent years which saw a large reduction in social housing as homeless households doubled in the borough.
Click here to view the application.