Self storage facility planned in Eltham town centre

Plans are in to build a storage unit close to Eltham High Street and the Sainsbury’s supermarket in Eltham.

This is the former Wellington House which was demolished shortly after being added to the local list. Buildings on site were demolished earlier this year. The application states:

“An initial pre-application meeting took place on 13th May 2022 and initial scheme ideas, design and massing for a self-storage facility were presented. Officers welcomed the land use proposed, made observations about how the site sits within its context and commented on the potential heritage value of the buildings on site.

Former building on site now demolished

“A second pre-application meeting took place on 23rd February 2023. Arpenteur had concerns with regards to the structural integrity of the buildings on site, and thus, an application for prior approval for demolition accompanied by a detailed demolition method statement was prepared and submitted by the team. Prior approval was granted on 8th August 2022.

“On 31st August 2022, the wall on the eastern boundary of the site closest to the petrol station collapsed on its own accord and Arpenteur liaised with the Council’s Building Control team with regards to emergency works. Arpenteur decided subsequently to proceed with the prior approval for demolition of the buildings on site and the works were practically completed on 3rd February 2023.”

Site in context

Consultation on using the site for self storage wasn’t particularly strong, with the application stating “13% of respondents agreed the provision of a new self-storage facility would benefit the local area, however 38% of respondents strongly disagreed with this statement, while 50% of respondents were neutral”.

Plans can be viewed here.

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