Greenwich London Borough Council

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Election 2018 Results

LAB HOLD
Party Elected in 2018 Total councillors Change

PartyLabour

Elected in 2018 42 Total councillors 42 Change-1

PartyConservative

Elected in 2018 9 Total councillors 9 Change+1
Councillors change compared with 2014

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Developer 'disappointed' over decision to block 771 homes

The developer behind plans to build 771 new homes in south-east London said it is disappointed the proposals were rejected by the local council.

Greenwich Council's planning committee on Monday rejected the proposals for 11 new buildings providing homes, retail and restaurant space and a leisure centre on an industrial estate off Anchor and Hope Lane in Charlton.

A spokesperson for the company said: “We have been working closely with the local community and Greenwich Council throughout the development of this proposal to ensure that it delivers what the borough needs and wants.

"We are disappointed that the chance to deliver much needed new homes in this opportunity area, of which 35% are proposed to be affordable, has been refused and that this aspiration will be further delayed.

"But, we remain committed to continue working with stakeholders to find a solution for this site that works for everyone."

Squeeze singer speaks out against Charlton housing plan

Local Democracy Reporting Service

Housing design in Charlton
Rockwell

A controversial plan for 770 Charlton homes was sent "up the junction" following an objection from Squeeze singer Glenn Tilbrook.

Greenwich councillors unanimously threw out Rockwell Homes's proposals to bulldoze an industrial estate in Hope and Anchor Lane to make room for 11 tower blocks.

The decision, last night, was cheered by objectors, who delivered a 600-strong petition against the proposals.

Among those who spoke out was the Squeeze front man, who said the project would impact on his studio in Charlton.

He said last night: "I'd like to talk about my studio which is at the back of the development site. I've been trying to engage with Rockwell about my access rights, the replies I've had have not been sufficient.

"Access for me is important. Squeeze work in the studio, we are in and out every weekend during festival season, late at night sometimes. This access is not guaranteed.

"Noise in and noise out, my studio will be rendered unusable during the building process. When building work is going on vibrations will carry, noise will carry. "The studio is situated away from Derrick & Atlas gardens. The development as it stands at 10 storeys will be very close to my studio, and there has been no provision made for proper soundproofing.

"It feels like Rockwell will drive a coach and horses through my studio, as indeed they will be driving a coach and horses through the Charlton masterplan."

The "Cool for Cats" singer was referring to Greenwich Council's £800K planning vision for Charlton, which objectors said the developers ignored when submitting their proposals.

The Charlton Riverside Masterplan was adopted by the council last year and sets out a vision for thousands of homes and additional infrastructure.

Chairing the meeting, Cllr Sarah Merrill said: "The community in Charlton bought into the masterplan. It sets a clear vision. I think this application in absolutely no way resembles the spirit of the masterplan, in terms of height, massing and design. Some of the design is resemblant of Stalingrad."

Rockwell had proposed 770 new homes, the majority of which were two bed, at 35% affordable housing, and said the plans would also bring jobs.

Squeeze (Glenn Tilbrook right)
BBC
Glenn Tilbrook (right) performing with Squeeze

New events arena for Greenwich Peninsula

Artist's impression of the new building
Nissen Richards
The 4,700sqm centre would comprises an auditorium with capacity for about 1,400 seated and 3,000 standing guests

A new events and conference centre could be built on Greenwich Peninsula next to the O2 Arena.

Knight Dragon Developments have submitted plans for a temporary two-storey "multi-purpose event centre" to host a range of functions such as "conferences, brand events, exhibitions and live music" to Greenwich Council.

Planning officers have recommended the authority approve the building, which would use the site for eight to 10 years and "help visually elevate the western side of the peninsula", according to planning documents submitted to the council.

The scheme, officers wrote in a report to the planning committe, "will allow for an effective use of the site [...] by providing increased opportunities for art, culture and entertainment nearby to the established O2 Arena".

Plan of site and surrounding areas
Nissen Richards
The 1.172 hectar site is currently empty but has previously been used as a temporary location for events such as Singapore Day, Octoberfest and Sleep Out

Committee members will make a final decision on the application at a meeting tonight.

Pet hospital and car wash to be knocked down for homes

Artist's impression of new development
Assael Architecture

A car wash and pet hospital in south-east London could be knocked down to make room for 272 new homes.

Greenwich Council is due to make a decision on plans to demolish the mechanical car wash and Thamesmead PDSA Pet Hospital on Eynsham Drive, in Abbey Wood, at a planning committee meeting tonight.

Developers Abbey Wood Property Ltd wants to create a mix of studio, one-, two- and three-bedroom flats in four buildings ranging from three, eight, 14 and 17 storeys, as well as 59 car and 450 bicycle parking spaces.

The pet hospital would also be re-built as part of a "new, modern facilities", according to application documents submitted to the council.