Self-storage unit replaces housing plan near Eltham High Street

Plans have been submitted for a self-storage unit from Shurgard for a site off Eltham High Street.

A former proposal for 67 homes on site was rejected before the latest revised latest submission for the plot.

Housing plan rejected

The application states that Whitewoods Removals & Storage company “operates from some of the buildings on site, but the remaining are derelict and beyond repair”.

The site is east of the High Street near Southend Crescent.

Site outlined in blue

A locally listed building will be restored forming part of the entrance (see main post image above) with a new warehouse constructed.

Proposed storage building

Shurgard operate 260 storage facilities including big boxes in Thamesmead and another off Bugsby’s Way.

New storage building seen from adjacent street

A blank façade is presented to nearby streets.

You can view the application here.


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    4 thoughts on “Self-storage unit replaces housing plan near Eltham High Street

    • Well that’s disappointing. I recall that the rejected plans had a fair amount of affordable too so that’s key homes lost as demand skyrockets. Those residents from new housing would have assisted in the sustainability of the High Street which is key in the modern era to ensure their viability and jobs they provide. People driving in vans to drop off then away aren’t likely to as residents on foot walking to get food from nearby shops, eat out etc.

      Are those who opposed before happy now they’ll have a big warehouse just as tall as the housing proposed? The image has trees shielding the mass but in winter it’ll be a different story.

    • Ironic really. One reason for the growth in self storage is increasing numbers of people forced into overcrowded house or flat shares and HMOs due to a lack of housing. Then proposed sites for housing become self storage. This country and its housing situation…

    • What a sad indictment of the world today. Refuse much needed homes for the young as a couple of old farts well off in life complained.

      Labour Greenwich went along with it which tells it’s own story. Looking out for themselves and sod those in need when push comes to shove. Many Greenwich councillors are well off and live in Eltham. No real interest in those in need despite the platitudes and hollow statements. A goddamn storage unit when housing could be built. Lord help us

    • They’re building a self-storage site around the corner. Is there really a demand for two such facilities just 100m’s apart?? Stupid.


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