Charlton Conservative Club: Seven flats to replace scrapped mega-bedsit scheme

Google image of the Charlton Conservative Club
The old Charlton Conservative Club (image: Google)

A property developer has applied to build seven flats at the former Charlton Conservative Club, a year after plans to build 26 bedsits there were scrapped.

Permission was given in 2015 for flats and a terrace of three houses on the site, but work was never completed and in 2020, a new application was submitted for the bedsits, to accommodate 49 people, as part of a “co-living” development.

That scheme was quickly dropped, and now developers have scaled back their original plans to just seven flats – three of which have already been built as part of the first proposal.

While the club’s former billiard hall would have been demolished, it is now to be retained and converted into homes. Developers say: “It is not sustainable to remove the rear building to build another almost identical one. Therefore, it is proposed to retain the rear building and to simply convert it. There would be no terrace houses proposed in the back garden and the submitted plans show communal garden space with cycle stores.”

In September 2020 plans to demolish what is left of the Charlton Liberal Club were refused by planners, who said there was no evidence that the club was unviable as it had only been on the market for one month.

Plans to build a “luxurious” 49-unit co-living development at the old Antigallican pub further down Charlton Church Lane were withdrawn in March, just weeks after plans were submitted.

The latest Conservative Club plans can be seen on the Greenwich Council planning website.


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