Work beginning on Greenwich development beside Deptford Creek

It appears that work is beginning on a 145-home development in Greenwich three and a half years after approval given.

The site at Saxon Wharf on Norman Road has been used as a storage area for skips for some years. Recently I’d noticed the skips had gone, and this week construction plans have been submitted to Greenwich Council giving a start date of May 2023.

Seen from Deptford

The development promises to open up a pedestrian walk along the creek. A neighbouring site also had a Creek-side walk constructed though its never opened to the public.

The latest available information was that it would finally open when the adjacent site is built, so we’ll see what happens.

Creek path closed ever since completion.

Above we see the currently gated entrance to the creek. Below shows how this view should look upon completion.

Saxon Wharf

In total the site will include 145 flats. Norman Road has seen a number of new builds along its length in recent years.

Norman Road. Saxon Wharf in red

To the south Norman House was demolished for residential use.

Norman House block

To the north revised plans are being drawn up for a tower at the junction with Creek Road.

Proposed tower in orange

Preceding those plots, the prior decade saw a number of other sites built in the area. Sadly little effort has been made to improve council housing in the area utilising income to the authority – or at least public space in the area including greenery.

Oppressive tall walls surround council housing

Modest changes could improve the area, including creating more play space for both existing and new residents.

Remove tall walls and plant trees? Create an area people can be proud of

That includes raised green spaces which are basically dead areas. How about a little play area, or trees?

Estate in shadow of many new developments

Each and every time an application is approved little to nothing is allocated for existing, often neglected local places.

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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.

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