Plumstead’s new tube station: Developer advertises new homes with misleading info

A new development in Thamesmead has seen a developer take “creative” advertising to its limit.

Fairview have a map on their website advertising a forthcoming site of 333 homes showing the nearest station in Plumstead as being on the tube.

Nearest station is NOT on the tube

To compound the inaccuracy they’re advertising it as being in Woolwich. It’s in Thamesmead.

Not in Woolwich

This area has been Thamesmead ever since Thamesmead came into being, when former MOD land at the Royal Arsenal here was disposed of to the Greater London Council.

Woolwich begins someway to the west where the MOD held onto land for around three decades after the creation of Thamesmead.

Courtesy Google <aps. Boundary line in red between Thamesmead and Woolwich. This development is in Thamesmead

I know some want to live in the past (see some still claiming Bexley being in Kent when it hasn’t since 1965) but this site is now in Thamesmead. It has been for decades now.

Does it matter? Not really I guess. Still, misleading marketing is a bit off and it’s never nice to see developers try to claim somewhere is where it isn’t to add a few quid onto the price.

It’s a bit of an insult to the site’s new neighbours if nothing else.

Royal Greenwich

There’s also the usual emphasis on “Royal” Greenwich in marketing which is a laugh. The “Royal Borough” label seems to be an advertising tool for new development more than anything in the borough.

I mean what has the “Royal” label given places like estates in this area and Abbey Wood estate? Next to nothing. It didn’t change the authority’s attitude of ignoring those places.

Overview of site

This was another site Greenwich Council ignored improving using money it will receive from the developer  – and in the process they flat out ignored TfL advice.

Not much “Royal” sheen coming to deprived areas locally then.

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    6 thoughts on “Plumstead’s new tube station: Developer advertises new homes with misleading info

    • ‘Developer advertises new homes with misleading info …’ Oh you surprise me, not. 😂. Still if they can persuade would be buyers that Deptford is in the leafy borough of Greenwich and no doubt just a stone’s throw from Blackheath, the suckers, will fall for it.

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      • So true….People will buy anything without checking if the iformation is correct.
        I am still unhappy to see that the Homeless are not bring provided for.
        Instead if selling off the Ambulance, Fire and Police Stations and Public Houses to be turned into Churches and given Charity Status, why are some if these unused Units be adapted as Dormitories for Homeless People or Young People who may need to be rehoused because they reached the age where they have to leave a former Foster Home or Residency once they reach their 18th birthdays. Even a hostel with a lounge, a staffed Canteen, Bathroom/Shower, toilets and a room with a single bed or double bed (if it’s a couple), closet, chest of drawers a desk and chair to help these people to make a life for themselves in a home where they can have an address and be able to seek employment, register with a doctor or the DWP and progress in life. There should be 24 hour Security and cameras too to stop ABUSE that outsiders can cause them.
        It is painful to see these people at the start with a suitcase and then gradually only a rucksack or bag, shabby and unkempt and distressed….Many have lost all their vital documents as many are robbed, assaulted by Drunkards, feral Teenagers who will even URINATE ON THEM WHILE THEY’RE ASLEEP. I’VE EVEN HEARD OF AND READ ABOUT HOMELESS FEMALES BEING ASSAULTED AND RAPED AND THERE HAS ALSO BEEN SOME MURDERS TOO.
        They also face being harassed by the POLICE and SECUTITY OFFICERS.
        ALL LOCAL COUNCILS SHOULD HAVE AMENITIES IN THEIR BOROUGHS TO ASSIST WITH HOMELESSNESS. WE ARE NOT STILL LIVING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA, AS ALL THE WORKHOUSES HAVE BEEN CONVERTED OR DEMOLISHED.
        THIS IS THE 21ST CENTURY AND THIS ISSUE DHOUKD BE DEALT WITH.
        ADOPT THE PRINCIPLES OF NORWAY IN PROVIDING ASSISTANCE.
        THEN THERE IS THE OTHER VERY IMPORTANT QUESTION AS TO WHY THERE ARE NO PUBLIC TOILETS AVAILABLE IN TOWN CENTERS. MANY HAVE BEEN SOLD OFF AND BECOME CAFES OR RESTAURANTS. TRAIN STATION TOILETS CAN ONLY BE USED IF
        THE STATION STAFF ARE ON DUTY IN.THEIR OFFICE. FAILING THAT, ONE HAVE TO LOCATE THE LOCAL MCDONALDS TO USE THEIR TOILET AS PUBS DO NOT ALLOW ANYONE TO USE THEIR TOILETS UNLESS THEY ARE CUSTOMERS. MAYBE WE ALL WILL NEED TO WEAR NAPPIES ON LEAVING OUR HOMES BECAUSE IF A PERSON IS CAUGHT URINATING IN THE BUSHES ON A STREET THEY’RE FINED AND HAVE TO.PAY A PENALTY OR BE A.S.B.O. OR BOTH. NO SANITATION IS PROVIDED BY THE LOCAL COUNCILS ANYMORE, IT’S EVEN WORSE FOR PENSIONERS.

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    • That video is brilliant. It assumes people will walk the longer and indirect route via the Thames to reach Woolwich increasing their time. Greenwich planners also assumed it when they ignored TfL advice to improve crossings and pedestrian links on the route many will actually take which is down Broadwater Road then Tom Cribb Road towards the Arsenal/town centre.

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    • Is plumstead getting a tube station 🚉

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