Four Residential Developments (July 2016) / by greenpenlondon

Greenwich Peninsula developer Knight Dragon has put forward proposals for four residential developments on the south of the Peninsula. Plans would create 1,141 new homes, in addition to some 2,800 homes already complete or under construction under 2004 Masterplan schemes. The plots span the Lower Riverside and Lower Brickfields neighbourhoods and lie within Development Zone C, for which Knight Dragon separately submitted a detailed Zonal Masterplan in April 2016.

The wider Greenwich Peninsula Masterplan was approved December 2015 and grants outline planning permission for ambitious plans to be developed over a 15 to 20 year timeframe. A redrawn Masterplan outline, which excludes plots already granted detailed planning permission, permits up to 12,678 homes, over and above those already completed or under construction. Royal Borough of Greenwich ratified Knight Dragon's 'affordable housing offer' to build a minimum of 2,904 affordable housing units (22.5%) overall within the 2015 Masterplan area, with varying contributions from the different neighbourhoods. The proposals set out here will provide 25% affordable homes in each of the four developments.

Aerial view north across the Greenwich Peninsula (photo from 2013) highlighting Development Zone C

Four proposed residential plots on Greenwich Peninsula

Reserved matters applications, which expand on guidelines set out in the 2015 Masterplan outline planning permission, were submitted for four plots in July 2016:

  • Two plots on the Lower Riverside (19.04 and 19.05), located immediately north of M0114 Cable & Roper, providing 401 homes and 278 homes.
  • Two plots at Brickfields South (18.02 and 18.03), east of the planned CoE School, with 242 homes and 220 homes.
  • Infrastructure and landscaping surrounding the two Lower Brickfields plots (ref. 16/1556/R).

Zone C development is proposed in four main phases, as set out in the Development Zone Masterplan C (ref. 16/1369/SD). The two proposed Lower Riverside plots, as well as the new school, form Phase 1, proposed to complete in 2018, and two Lower Brickfields plots form Phase 2, estimated to complete in 2019. The remaining plots would be completed by 2023.

Update: plans approved for all four plots between December 2016 and March 2017.

Proposed aerial view of Zone C - Allies and Morrison, 2016

Zone C (orange) - Allies and Morrison, 2016

Zone C Masterplan proposals - Allies and Morrison, 2016

Zone C landscaping, set out in Zonal Masterplan for Zone C - Gross Max, 2016

Zone C phasing, including public realm and infrastructure - Allies and Morrison, 2016

2015 Masterplan - plot 19.03 highlighted yellow, illustrating future Lower Riverside developments

Proposals

The four proposed residential developments provide 1,143 homes, comprising 861 (75%) private and 282 (25%) affordable homes - including 70% Social Rent and 30% Intermediate units. The maximum number of permitted homes for Zone C is 2,321, leaving 1,178 homes to be built across the remaining  plots. Lower Brickfields is described as a family focused neighbourhood and provides a high proportion of family units (3+ bedrooms).

Proposed residential schedule for four plots, Zone C
Plot Architect Total Units Private Units Afford. Units Of which,
Int. Social
Lower Riverside
Plot 19.05 Allies and Morrison 281 213 (76%) 68 (24%) 19 (28%) 49 (72%)
Plot 19.04 Alison Brooks 400 301 (75%) 99 (25%) 30 (30%) 69 (70%)
Lower Brickfields
Plot 18.02 Hall McKnight 242 182 (75%) 60 (25%) 18 (30%) 42 (70%)
Plot 18.03 Duggan Morris 220 165 (75%) 55 (25%) 17 (31%) 38 (69%)
Total 4 plots 1,143 861 (75%) 282 (25%) 84 (30%) 198 (70%)
Housing mix (unit type), Zone C
  Studios 1 bed 2 bed 3+ bed
Units % Units % Units % Units %
Lower Riverside
Plot 19.05 18 6% 119 42% 93 33% 51 18%
Plot 19.04 30 7% 160 40% 135 34% 75 19%
Lower Brickfields
Plot 18.02 - - 72 30% 101 42% 69 29%
Plot 18.03 - - 52 24% 93 42% 75 34%
Total No. Units 48 4% 403 35% 422 37% 270 24%

Lower Riverside

Lower Riverside developments - August 2016 [greenpenlondon]

Undeveloped site north of M0114 Cable & Roper, that will form Plots 19.05 and 19.04

Plot 19.05 - Allies & Morrison Architects, 281 homes

Plot 19.04 - Alison Brooks Architects, 400 homes

lower Brickfields

View over Lower Brickfields site from penthouse of M0104 The Waterman, annotated with proposed plots, June 2016 [greenpenlondon]

Planned St Mary Magdalene CoE School on Plot 18.01

PLOT 18.02 - hall mcknight architects, 242 homes

Plot 18.03 - Duggan Morris Architects, 220 Homes

You can submit feedback on individual proposals on the Council's online planning system by searching for the relevant application references mentioned above.