Developer Aitch Group has launched a consultation into plans for 230 new homes between Eastmoor Street and Westmoor Street on the Charlton Riverside.
With the coronavirus lockdown, it has launched a virtual exhibition of its plans, which would see 10-storey blocks built on a plot behind the current Beaumont Beds warehouse and to the west of Barrier Gardens.
It is the latest in a number of proposals for the riverside, all at varying stages in the planning process. None have yet been approved, never mind built, making imagining what these developments will be like somewhat tricky. While Aitch says 35 per cent of the homes would be “affordable”, this would be a mix of “affordable rent” and the much less affordable shared ownership. 30 car parking spaces are planned. More details can be found at www.eastmoorstreet.co.uk.
In January, the housing association Optivo Homes held a very short-notice consultation about a development on the Beaumont Beds site.
Elsewhere on the riverside, five major schemes are still in the works:
- The infamous Rockwell development off Anchor and Hope Lane, promising 771 homes but hated by its neighbours and refused by both Greenwich Council and, surprisingly, London mayor Sadiq Khan, who said he did not want “growth at any cost”. Rather than negotiate with the neighbours, Rockwell has gone to the planning inspectors, with a verdict expected next month.
- 1,500 homes from developer Montreaux on the industrial estate containing the Stone Foundries plant behind the Stone Lake retail park. The land was sold last year and the scheme has not yet entered planning.
- Hyde housing association wants to build nearly 1,300 new homes at what it calls Herringham Quarter, using a number of sites including Maybanks Wharf.
- 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;
- U+I plans 500 homes on the old Siemens glassworks site on the Charlton/Woolwich border, along with a co-working hub for local businesses and space for light industry. A planning application for Faraday Works was made earlier this year.
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