Green light for 1,000-home Peninsula Central East scheme

Out-Law News | 04 Nov 2014 | 5:06 pm | 1 min. read

The Royal Borough of Greenwich has resolved to grant full planning permission for developer Knight Dragon’s plans for a 1,007-home residential scheme in the north-east of London’s Greenwich Peninsula.

The Hong Kong-based developer has proposed to demolish the existing Rotunda building at the Peninsula Central East site, near North Greenwich London Underground station, and construct five residential towers ranging from 22 to 31 storeys in height. The new buildings will contain a total of 1,007 studio, one-, two-, and three-bedroom apartments, of which 205 are proposed to be affordable homes.

The proposed scheme also includes a 6,000 square metre public plaza, connecting North Greenwich London Underground station to the waterfront; an enhanced riverside walkway and cycleway; and 2,100 sq m of floorspace for non-residential uses, including crèches, health, leisure and cultural facilities. "Semi-basement" parking for 304 cars, 35 motorcycles and 1,280 bicycles is also provided for in the plans.

Outline permission was granted in 2004 for the redevelopment of the wider Greenwich Peninsula excluding the Millennium Dome, Dome Waterfront and O2 Arena into a business and residential district with up to 10,010 new homes and 325,000 square metres of commercial floorspace. The plans for the Peninsula Central East site represent an increase of 137 residential units above the 10,010 consented across the Peninsula as a whole.

The proposals were on the agenda for a meeting of the Borough's planning board last week, having been recommended for approval in a planning officer's report. The planning board resolved to grant full planning permission, subject to approval from the mayor of London and a section 106 agreement.