Peninsula

Conservatives urge Olympic Borough to build ‘real’ swimming pool not “advanced paddling pool”

Greenwich Conservatives have joined calls for the Council to build a proper large pool with a deep end in their ‘Heart of East Greenwich’ development.

Labour push ahead with High Street Plans despite strong local objections

Greenwich Council’s Labour Cabinet has agreed its controversial ‘Masterplan’ despite strong local objection from retailers like Marks and Spencers.

Work starts on the Greenwich Centre

On Thursday evening Greenwich Council’s Overview and Scrutiny Committee was informed that initial work had started on the Greenwich Centre (to be based on the old Greenwich Hospital site). 

 

The Committee was informed that plans for the new centre include:-

 

·        645 homes in 5 blocks (of which 314 homes will be affordable & 53 will be family homes).

Report back on January's Council Meeting

The January Council meeting felt a lot like the calm before the storm as the proposed Council budget is bought before members in the next month (or so, as the date keeps being shifted).  There were serious items on the agenda and some which were relatively uncontroversial. 

 

Delays and indecision over gyratory plan

The Council’s plan to introduce a Greenwich gyratory system and pedestrianise two sides of the market has run into trouble over the massive increase in traffic on residential roads that this would cause. 

Cycling into confusion in Greenwich

Cllr Spencer Drury writes “Today I attended a meeting between Greenwich Council Officers and a police officer to look at the signs telling cyclists where they could and could not ride in the area of the Cutty Sark. 

Conservative Councillor opposes redevelopment of Greenwich Market at Appeal

 

On the 9th of September, Eltham North Conservative Councillor and Planning Board member Dermot Poston spoke at Greenwich Hospital’s appeal against the Council’s decision to deny planning permission to its redevelopment of Greenwich Market.

 

Transition Greenwich and Traffic Meeting about Greenwich Town Centre

On Tuesday 20th July, local Conservative representatives Ryan Acty (Greenwich West) and Malcolm Reid (Peninsula) attended the Transition Greenwich forum to discuss how best to balance the various transport, business, residential and visitor requirements of Greenwich Town Centre in terms of traffic management. The meeting was held in St Alfege’s Church Hall and was well attended by local residen

Transition Greenwich and Traffic Meeting about Greenwich Town Centre

 

Transition Westcombe and other Transition Towns in Greenwich are joining together to organize meetings about issues which affect a wide area, and are forming a network called Transition Greenwich.

 

New plan announced for Greenwich Town Centre

 

During the consultation at Davenport house last weekend, a number of Conservatives responded to the Council's preferred option for a one-way gyratory system clockwise on Creek Rd, Greenwich Church St, Greenwich High Rd and Norman Rd.

 

Among comments made to different Conservatives visiting the consultation were:

 

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