Greenwich Council is investigating the possibility of building new homes on woodland between Charlton Church Lane and Elliscombe Road, it has emerged.
Residents who live in nearby Nadine Street have been sent letters to let them know that surveyors will be coming to look at the undeveloped sites.
Greenwich recently announced its biggest house-building programme since the early 1980s, and while The Charlton Champion understands that while development here is not thought to be likely, the council is examining all possible locations.
It is widely believed that the land is contaminated – one comment on The Charlton Champion‘s Instagram page says that residents in the former Coutts House block, built in the early 1970s but demolished 30 years later, were once tested for lead poisoning with residents warned not to stray onto the land.
The council’s cabinet recently agreed to sell some contaminated land at The Heights, on the other side of Charlton Church Lane, to developer Pocket Living, with the intention that Pocket would pay for the clean-up.
Greenwich Council said: “The council has an ambitious target to build 750 new council homes, and is considering a number of sites across the borough. We have written to residents to advise them that in order to consider whether a site is suitable, it is necessary to undertake some surveying and due diligence work. More information will be available once appropriate sites have been identified.”
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