Proposed Greenwich hotel expansion approved

Expansion of a proposed hotel at the former Greenwich Magistrates Court site have been approved.

Changes submitted in October 2022 see the total number of hotel rooms increased from an earlier agreed 293 rooms to 349 with design changes across the site.

Site on left

Discussions of the application can be seen from the 2:35hrs point in a video here.

Alongside the former court, the plan includes two Victorian school buildings as part of the proposal. That was approved three years ago.

View from Deptford Bridge DLR station

Revised plans now include changes to basements alongside changes in height. A member of the public raised concerns over sight lines into nearby properties.

Greenwich Planning Officer Andrew Harris responded stating a the site has been “already approved so the level of overlooking has not changed from original application”.

He later stated in relation to overlooking between residential dwelling sand the hotel: “30 metres is more than acceptable in an urban context”.

Another local resident spoke of strong hotel demand in the area which sees high overnight charges and that rejuvenating buildings would benefit the area.

Hotel site. Note no “green man” signal for pedestrians at this crossing.

Plans were approved.


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