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.
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.
Above we see the currently gated entrance to the creek. Below shows how this view should look upon completion.
In total the site will include 145 flats. Norman Road has seen a number of new builds along its length in recent years.
To the south Norman House was demolished for residential use.
To the north revised plans are being drawn up for a tower at the junction with Creek Road.
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.
Modest changes could improve the area, including creating more play space for both existing and new residents.
That includes raised green spaces which are basically dead areas. How about a little play area, or trees?
Each and every time an application is approved little to nothing is allocated for existing, often neglected local places.