Berkeley Homes are looking to build 510 homes at the next phase of Kidbrooke Village according to new submitted documents.
This section of Phase 5 already appears contentious as it will sit on greenery, though has long had outline plans approved for development.
The site runs alongside Kidbrooke Park Road and whilst the land built upon doesn’t appear the changed since outlined plans approved, the number of homes has doubled since 2009.
This has been a common theme at the development, with each phase seeing increased totals compared to outline numbers.
That should have led to a windfall for the council, but as Greenwich somehow forgot to revised rates obtained from developers in 2018 despite making a commitment in 2015, that hasn’t happened to the degree it could and should have.
Greenwich planners have long excused their low rate of income from new developments due to some being approved before the Community Infrastructure levy was adopted in 2015.
What they’ve been much more reticent to state was that sites like Kidbrooke – approved as far back as 2009 – are liable to CIL rates when plots are revised, which in Kidbrooke and other sites borough-wide has been a continual process. See also Greenwich Peninsula.