Sunday, 23 December 2018

Saxon Wharf and Deptford Creek latest

Planning update from Mick Delap: as 2018 ends, three quick bits of news about what's happening along Deptford Creek.
First, thanks to all who joined me in objecting to allowing the Saxon Wharf application by the latest Creekside developer to be approved without some changes. The developers are promising public access to the Creek, and a Creekside path along their proposed frontage. But similar promises by previous developers still haven't been met. So we are objecting against full approval, until Greenwich Planning can formulate stronger guarantees that Saxon Wharf's pathway promises will be enforced more effectively. Our objections were due to be discussed on 19th December, when Planning Board were to consider the application. But at that Planning Board meeting, they decided to defer the hearing until the New Year - so they could try and make the housing mix more socially inclusive. We will be there!
Looking ahead to the New Year, the Thames Tideway Tunnel constructors are preparing to start digging out the big drop shaft that is the next step in creating Greenwich's own bit of their super sewer. This will generate significantly increased lorry traffic on Greenwich South Street, Greenwich High Road, and Norman Road, from February, for three months. TTT have announced they will hold a public meeting on 15th Jan, in the West Greenwich Community Centre, on Greenwich High Road, to discuss their traffic management plans for this next construction phase. All welcome - more details in the New Year. (But if you want to see the full Traffic Management Plan, that will be discussed on 15th Jan, and considered by Greenwich Planning Board on 22nd Jan, enter Planning Application No. 18/3473/G into the Greenwich Planning Simple Search web page).
Finally, Mick is inviting any ATA members who would like to help him generate a 2019 Creekside Pathway Campaign to come to the Ash on 24th Jan to discuss ideas and ways forward. Full details in the New Year - but Mick welcomes suggestions or questions: mick@delap.plus.com

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