Work on building 333 homes at Gallions View in Thamesmead is set to commence in May.
An application from Fairview Homes has been submitting revealing construction plans during construction which are set to last 42 months.
Proposals will see: “The planned development of 333 units is a mix of 216 private and 117 Shared Ownership / Rented Housing Association (HA) apartments and houses spread over 4 blocks.
The blocks range between 3-13 storeys in height with under croft parking in Blocks A and B, and limited surface parking across the wider development”.
The overall development was approved by Greenwich Council last year. It includes 129 car parking spaces.
At the time Greenwich planners ignored Transport for London advice on creating safer and improved walking links to both Plumstead railway station and Woolwich crossrail station when it came to allocating Section 106 income from Fairview to the council.
They opted to allocate just £40,000 for public realm work, and £330,000 for their Greenwich Local Labour and Business scheme.
This plan states that no construction staff will drive to work. That’s quite a claim given its location.
The plan states it “has good transport links within close proximity” which is stretching it a bit given poor links from Plumstead station and bus routes passing that site, and it’s exactly that problem that was ignored when plans approved.
TfL told them locations that should be invested in for improve links on direct routes to Plumstead and Woolwich stations.
Greenwich in their wisdom entirely ignored the suggestion and allocated a token sum towards a path in the complete opposite direction.
It also states that Erith Hospital has an A&E in a section on healthcare. It doesn’t I believe. The nearest A&E is at Woolwich Queen Elizabeth hospital with a greater degree of facilities.