Greenwich turns down plans for more than 1,000 homes

A changing of the guard within Greenwich’s planning committee led to the refusal of more than 1,000 new homes this week.

Both Rockwell’s Charlton Riverside scheme on Anchor and Hope Lane, SE7, and JMH Group’s Harrow Manorway in Abbey Wood, SE2, were turned down, with not a single vote in favour of consent.

The refusal of both schemes, located in Opportunity Areas, went against the planning officer’s recommendations. Both schemes also met London mayor Sadiq Khan’s target of 35% affordable housing.

Greenwich councillors concluded Rockwell's scheme was not in keeping