Berkeley withdraw plan for Woolwich screen

Berkeley Homes have withdrawn there application to install a large screen outside Woolwich Elizabeth line station days after plans were uploaded to Greenwich Council’s planning portal.

Plans saw opposition from a number of people including local councillor Sam Littlewood (Labour – Woolwich Arsenal).

Screen facing Woolwich station

Berkeley Homes appeared to have started work on site after submitting the application and before any decisions was made. People reported a digger on site yesterday.

I popped over in the evening to see what was happening and saw a fenced off area warning of deep excavations on the site where the screen was planned.

Fencing covered holes previously dug.

It appears Berkeley may have jumped the gun hoping it wouldn’t be noticed – perhaps until it was already in place and hoping approval was then a formality.


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I've lived in south east London most of my life growing up in Greenwich borough and working in the area for many years. The site has contributors on occasion and we cover many different topics. Living and working in the area offers an insight into what is happening locally.

3 thoughts on “Berkeley withdraw plan for Woolwich screen

  • So glad the plan for this crass eyesore has been withdrawn, and thanks to those who spotted it and objected so quickly.

  • The trench has now disappeared without trace – like it was never there.

  • The green currently looks tasteful, advertising was an odd choice in the first place, knowing Berkeley is trying to sell homes in areas overlooking this green. Do they think they’ll get maximum value overlooking a billboard?

    Also they still have commercial leases to fill in the station area, they need to start promoting these vacancies to make some money without selling the family silver (advertising)


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