Tag Archives: Charlton

Regenerating Charlton: What to do with the old summer house?

We’ve written before about whether Charlton needs a regeneration plan. We’ve also written about the challenges ahead for Charlton House under its new owners. There’s one place in SE7 where these two themes come neatly together. You may well recognise … Continue reading

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Valley House: Greenwich councillors throw out nine-storey Charlton block

Greenwich Council’s planning board has thrown out plans for a nine-storey block of 74 flats on Woolwich Road – even after the developer agreed to remove the “poor doors” so residents of social and private housing shared the same entrance and facilities. … Continue reading

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New Our Lady of Grace school approved for disused Highcombe playing field site

Plans to rebuild Our Lady of Grace primary school on a disused playing field in Highcombe were passed by Greenwich Council last night, despite a 100-signature petition signed by neighbours who oppose the development. The scheme, passed unanimously by the … Continue reading

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Burglary down, car crime up – Charlton ward crime stats now available

Greenwich Council’s Community Safety & Environment Scrutiny Panel took a look at the key performance measures set by the Mayor’s Office for Policing and Crime (MOPAC) on Thursday night, and the Charlton ward-level results make interesting reading. Comparison with neighbouring wards will … Continue reading

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Weekend night buses on route 486 get set to start

The Night Tube might have been delayed, but bus route 486 still gains a night service this weekend, with buses every 30 minutes between North Greenwich, Charlton, Shooters Hill and Bexleyheath. Services will run through the small hours of Saturday … Continue reading

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Charlton Sainsbury’s development – did the community get a raw deal from £1.5m planning cash?

The developer behind Sainsbury’s and M&S paid Greenwich Council nearly £1.5 million to help secure planning permission, the Charlton Champion can reveal. But none of this money has been spent in the Charlton area – and promised facilities at the … Continue reading

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Des res, overlooking the Blackwall Tunnel approach – new flats and office space for Bramshot Avenue?

 A ‘Sold’ board has gone up on the vacant plot at the western end of Bramshot Avenue. Property developers Kingsbury Consulting show the site as being ‘Sold for development’ on their website, with planning permission for ‘7 apartments and commercial’; the … Continue reading

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