Virtual Planning Application for Well Hall Road development on Council garages

Greenwich Council’s latest design for the redevelopment of the garages.

As someone who is not always convinced about the way in which Greenwich Council consults on its own proposals, I am quite impressed to see the announcement that there will be a ‘Virtual Planning Exhibition’ running for proposals to build over the garage sites on Well Hall Road.  The Well Hall Virtual Planning Exhibition will run from Friday 29th May to Sunday 31st May 2020 although a lot of the material seems to be available already at www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk/wellhallroad.

Spencer speaks with residents attending the Planning Exhibition for the Strongbow Estate.

The Council would normally hold a Planning Exhibition (as it did for the recent Strongbow garages developments) but the current restrictions on movement mean that this has not been possible, so this online version should be helpful in keeping residents informed about the development.

This appears to be a much more substantial development than was originally proposed, but this is a good site for the Council to be slightly more creative in its proposals.  The plans are apparently for 20 apartments, comprised of:

  • two two-bedroom wheelchair-accessible apartments;
  • six one-bedroom apartments;
  • seven two-bedroom apartments;
  • five-three bedroom apartments.

The current plans for the development also include a shared resident garden with play area and eight parking spaces.

Site plan for current proposals.

I understand that the Council was intending to start on site demolition of the garages on the site at the end of March, but the pandemic halted that process.  It looks likely that the demolition will not re-start on 22nd June, when the Council will impose parking restrictions and restrict vehicle access to the slip road leading to the garage area.

If you have any problems accessing the Virtual Planning Exhibition, please do contact Cllr Charlie Davis or myself so we can make sure that the Greenwich Builds team are aware of the issues.

The full letter to residents from Greenwich Council can be found here:

Well Hall Planning exhibition letter