More than 500 homes planned for new 35-storey towers

By Joe Coughlan, Local Democracy Reporter

Plans for a new set of tower blocks up to 35 storeys tall have been outlined for East Greenwich. The project would see 564 new homes being built in Telcon Way, 33 per cent of which would be ‘affordable’.

The scheme, called Enderby Place, would consist of three blocks at three, 23 and 35 storeys tall respectively. It would be built beside the Grade II listed Enderby House, a 19th century pub that was once owned by the largest whaling and sealing company in Britain, Samuel Enderby & Sons.

Planning documents from Buckley Gray Yeoman, on behalf of Maritime View Limited, state a residential garden is planned between the three blocks with space for a cafe and shops also included.

The scheme has received 92 objections online, with Labour Councillor Rowshan Hannan, representing the East Greenwich ward, expressing concerns on the proposed height.

A CGI of the project as seen from Telegraph Avenue (Picture: Buckley Gray Yeoman / Maritime View Limited)

The East Greenwich Residents Association said in their representation that the group was keen to see the site sympathetically developed as it was currently a fly-tipped ‘eyesore’, but described the height of the planned buildings as ‘ludicrous’.

Planning documents noted that planning permission was previously granted by the council in 2015 for the construction of 477 new homes on the site in three blocks up to 32 storeys tall.

The applicant said the current proposal had been informed by several rounds of consultations with the Greater London Authority, ward councillors and residents.

Council officers and the applicant both stated that permission had already been granted for another residential development north of the site in Morden Wharf, with blocks up to 36 storeys tall.

The plans for the new block of flats on Enderby Place will be discussed at a planning meeting for Greenwich Council on May 21.

Pictured top: A CGI of the project as seen from Telcon Way. Permission for use by all LDRS partners (Picture: Buckley Gray Yeoman / Maritime View Limited)

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