Hyde Housing is to reveal more about its plans to build new homes on Charlton Riverside at an exhibition to be held next week.
In May, the housing association filed documents with Greenwich Council stating that it wanted to build 1,350 homes on a series of plots close to the Thames Barrier, including Maybanks Wharf, currently home to a paper recycling site.
Now Hyde is to hold an exhibition on Thursday 11 July (4-8pm) and Saturday 13 July (10am-2pm) about its plans. It says it plans:
- Circa 1,250 new homes, with a target or delivering 50% of homes as affordable (it does not elaborate on what “affordable” means)
- The provision of new commercial space, including maker, retail and wider employment uses
- Delivery of new pedestrian and cycling routes and a comprehensive programme of public realm improvements
- The opening up and activation of the riverfront so it can be enjoyed by local people
The documents filed to Greenwich Council’s planning team in May state that the blocks will be between one and 10 storeys tall, and that it hopes to begin eight years of construction next year, starting from the river and moving inland.
The exhibition will be at St Richard’s Church Centre, 40 Sundorne Road SE7 7PP. Coincidentally, it will be held on the same days as the exhibition on the Faraday Works scheme on the old Siemens site the other side of the Thames Barrier, hosted by developer U+I.
Saturday 13 July will also be the first public meeting of the Charlton Neighbourhood Forum, which is hoping to secure a greater say for locals in schemes of this nature.
As well as the Hyde and U+I schemes, two other major schemes are at different stages in the planning process.
- the Rockwell scheme for 771 homes at Anchor & Hope Lane was refused first by Greenwich Council last summer, then by the Mayor of London in January; we can expect to hear this month whether Rockwell will appeal to the Planning Inspectorate
- 500 homes are planned by developer Komoto at what it calls Flint Glass Wharf, the former Johnsen and Jorgensen glassworks which closed in 1981, between the Tarmac works and the Thames Barrier;
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