Fourth Charlton Riverside scheme plans 1,350 homes

The Hyde scheme would see plots A and C built first, followed by D and E. The rejected Rockwell scheme is to the left, the Flint Glass Wharf proposal is the other riverside project

Hyde Housing has revealed details of its plans to build 1,350 homes between the Anchor & Hope pub and the Thames Barrier – the fourth major development scheme to be planned for the Charlton riverside.

The housing association plans to build blocks on the river on the site of the existing Westminster Waste works at Maybank Wharf as well as blocks further back on other industrial sites on New Lyndenburg Street.

Hyde says in documents filed to Greenwich Council’s planning team 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 documents filed are for a scoping opinion – a request for early feedback from Greenwich planners ahead of a full planning application.

Plans for a new river wall are included in the scheme, along with open space and 7,000 square metres of business and retail space.

One site not included in the proposal is the Tarmac aggregate plant – while Hyde has bought the land, the application says the site, which is on a protected wharf, will continue to operate, leading to the possibility of some of the new blocks having to be screened off from the site, just as has happened in the newer phase of Greenwich Millennium Village, which is next to Angerstein Wharf.

Hyde promises a “cycle friendly” layout, although just how “cycle friendly” a development next to a site which uses HGVs can be is open to debate. It also proposes an extension to the new Bexleyheath to Woolwich 301 bus service, which starts on 15 June, to serve the new development, which would link the scheme to the Crossrail station at Woolwich – although nudging commuters to use a zone 4 station merely underlines how cut off some of the early Charlton riverside developments could be.

Two of the other three Charlton riverside schemes have not yet gone to planning, while one has already been rejected by both Greenwich Council and City Hall.

They are:

More details can be seen on Greenwich Council’s planning website.

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Hyde Housing to unveil fourth Charlton Riverside housing scheme

Maybank Wharf
Hyde bought Maybank Wharf last year

Housing association Hyde Group is to hold an exhibition next month on plans to build new homes on Charlton Riverside – the fourth scheme for the area to come forward in recent years.

Last month, The Charlton Champion reported how the recycling firm Westminster Waste was preparing to leave Maybank Wharf for Belvedere after 50 years of waste paper processing on the site.

Now Hyde is coming forward with plans to redevelop the land plus three other nearby plots stretching away from the Thames.

“We are proposing to redevelop this important site to deliver much-needed new homes of varying size, mix and tenure, including a minimum of 40% affordable housing,” Hyde says in a flyer distributed to residents. It does not elaborate on what “affordable” means.

“Our proposals also include the creation of new green space to improve access to the riverside, alongside commercial and retail space.”

The exhibition is at the Charlton side of Windrush Primary School on Thursday 9 May from 4.30pm to 8.00pm, and Saturday 11 May from 10am to 2pm. (Hopefully by then Hyde and its representatives K&A Consulting will have realised the school is not in “East Greenwich”, as claimed on the flyer.)

Residents who cannot make the exhibition but would like to know more are asked to email charltonriverside[at]kandaconsulting.co.uk or call 020 3900 3676.

The three other development schemes for the Charlton Riverside going through, or about to go through planning:

  • 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;
  • 500 homes are planned by developer Komoto at what it calls Flint Glass Wharf, the former Johnsen and Jorgensen glassworks which closed in 1981;
  • Another 500 new homes from developer U+I on the old Siemens cable factory site, a development it calls Faraday Works.

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    Fourth Charlton Riverside development inches forward as recycling plant gets set to leave

    Maybank Wharf
    The site has been used for waste paper processing since the 1960s – but will soon see new housing

    Plans for more housing development on Charlton Riverside have moved forward with one of the area’s biggest industrial concerns putting in a planning application to move to Belvedere.

    Westminster Waste, which operates the old Maybanks recycling plant by the Thames Barrier, has applied to Bexley Council to build a new site in Mulberry Way, Belvedere.

    The firm’s current base at Maybank Wharf has been bought by Hyde Housing for redevelopment and it has been given notice to leave. There has been a waste paper works on the site since the 1960s.

    Hyde has recently begun the early stages of consultation about its plans for the site, recently holding a meeting for community groups to discuss the scheme. As well as Maybank Wharf, it has also bought the Tarmac ashpalt plant and mixed industrial units along New Lyndenburg Street.

    There are currently three development schemes for the Charlton Riverside going through, or about to go through planning: 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; 500 homes are planned by developer Komoto at what it calls Flint Glass Wharf, the former Johnsen and Jorgensen glassworks which closed in 1981; and another 500 new homes from developer U+I on the old Siemens cable factory site, a development it called Faraday Works.


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