Revised Lovells Wharf Proposal Rejected

Greenwich Council's Planning Board, unanimously, rejected plans to substantially increase the number of residential units and to increase the height of riverside blocks on a development already underway at Lovells Wharf.

Blackheath Westcombe Conservative Councillor Geoff Brighty, a member of the Planning Board, went on the pre-meeting site visit which took in the Thamescraft Dry Dock,  Greenwich Park and the Old Naval College to assess how views from the World Heritage Site would be affected, as well as the streets closest to the development.

Geoff said " East Greenwich residents were very well organised and put forward a compelling case. In my comments I referred to the impact the development would have on views from the World Heritage Site at the Naval College, and from Greenwich Park, the impact on the East Greenwich Conservation area, concerns about arrangements for the dry dock and the effect of the proposed hefty increase in residential units on the local infrastructure – in particular transport. Given the
devotion of some Planning Board members to large, high rise developments on the river front and in the north of the Borough I was very pleased this was turned down. "