Eltham West

Plans revealed: Eight storey tower block for Grove Market Place

Eltham councillor Adam Thomas has discovered that new proposals for the Grove Market site will include a eight storey tower block. A planning application has been submitted by new owners Citygrove which will include 144 flats and only 49 parking spaces, as well as space for a restaurant.

Labour Council’s plans for a school in Eltham Park

The latest edition of the Eltham Park Residents’ Association (EPRA) newsletter carries a story concerning the re-allocation of Eltham Church of England School (frequently called Roper Street) to Eltham Park South. Behind the scenes Eltham Councillor Spencer Drury has made clear his opposition to this proposal, but as local residents are fully aware of the issue (meaning it is in the public domain), he has decided to comment.

Council's Planning Board decide on Huntsman application at last, but final word with the Planning Inspectorate

As Greenwich Council's Planning Board rejects the plans for Huntsman's Field, Cllr Geoff Brighty celebrates the decision, but notes that Council delays have taken the matter oout of the hands of local Councillors.

Conservatives Seek High Street Boost

Conservative Mayor of London Boris Johnson has launched a consultation on extending the time drivers are allowed the park in Stop and Shop bays. The announcement follows plans unveiled by Communities Secretary Eric Pickles to reduce parking restrictions. Both hope that by reducing parking restrictions we can boost trade for places like Eltham High Street and the Blackheath Royal Standard.

Labour end cinema dream for Coronet

Questions by Eltham Conservative Councillor Spencer Drury have revealed that new plans to set up a gym in the Well Hall Coronet signal the end of promises to reinstate any type of cinema in the building.

Council fails to listen to Eltham residents

Confusion reigned this month as Greenwich Council started a consultation about the demolition of the Grove Market Place on Eltham High Street and then gave permission for the developer to go ahead before residents had been heard.

Labour try to introduce mobile phone only parking charges by the back door

Question: If you were a Labour Council, how do you introduce mobile phone only parking charges in Eltham? Answer: Only advertise them in Woolwich.

Borough Ad campaign ignores Eltham

Conservatives have criticised a £50,000 Council ad campaign to promote tourism in Greenwich Borough, after it ignored the historic attractions of Eltham. A report on the campaign was considered at the Overview and Scrutiny Committee.

Council outlines vision for Woolwich but can’t answer ‘What went wrong’ in Eltham?

At a Council meeting this week, Councillors discussed plans for development on the Greenwich Peninsula, Woolwich and in Charlton, but were left asking ‘what went wrong’ in Eltham.

Conservatives welcome renewal of Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street

Eltham Conservatives today welcomed the announcement that the Dispersal Zone for Eltham High Street has been renewed within the six month deadline. This is a much improved situation from Autumn 2012 where the Labour Council’s incompetence left the High Street without a zone for two weeks until Conservative Councillor’s protests spurred them into action.

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