Greenwich Council has dropped plans to build homes on a woodland site between Charlton Church Lane and Elliscombe Road.
The council had scoped out the site, close to Nadine Street, for 24 new flats as part of its first council homebuilding programme for decades.
The Charlton Champion understands that a number of issues were found with the site. Many site readers have been in touch to say the land is contaminated as it used to be used as a dump for the Harvey engineering works, once a major employer in the area and formerly based where the Asda store is now.
The site sat behind an old 1970s council block, Coutts House, which was demolished in the early 2000s for new homes run by Charlton Triangle Housing. The overgrown site contains closed-off pathways which would have linked it to Coutts House.
Greenwich’s Council’s cabinet member for housing, Chris Kirby, announced the news on Twitter this afternoon, and said a letter would be sent to local residents confirming the decision.
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