Postcodes: BR7, DA15, DA16, SE1, SE2, SE3, SE4, SE5, SE6, SE7, SE8, SE9, SE10, SE18, SE12, SE28
The Borough of Greenwich was formed in 1965 when the then metropolitan boroughs of Greenwich and Woolwich merged. The Queen granted the Borough of Greenwich ‘royal borough’ status in 2012 to mark her Diamond Jubilee.
Greenwich has a number of listed buildings, one of the most iconic being the Royal Observatory together with the landscape located around it comprising Maritime Greenwich, which was designated a World Heritage Site in 1997. Indeed the famous architect, Sir Christopher Wren, was involved in the design of the Old Royal Naval College.
Greenwich Planning & Conservation Areas
Conservation areas are sites of historical or architectural importance. Building and redevelopment can be a more complex process due to more planning regulations and constraints applying within such areas. However our highly trained staff have the expertise to address more challenging planning and design issues. We achieve the aims of our clients both on an aesthetic and functional level whilst adhering to regulations set out by the local planning authority.
Greenwich conservation areas:
Ashburnham Triangle, Plumstead Common, Blackheath, Progress Estate, Blackheath Park, Rectory Field, Charlton Village, Royal Arsenal Woolwich, Deptford High Street, Shrewsbury Park Estate, East Greenwich, Sun in the Sands, Eltham Green, Well Hall Pleasaunce, Eltham Palace, West Greenwich, Goldie Leigh Hospital, Westcombe Park, Greenwich Park, Woolwich Common
Planning in Greenwich
Greenwich has a population of around 254,600 with approximately 101,000 households.
Get Planning and Architecture has been involved in a number of planning and development projects, both large and small including housing, offices and shops in the area and has an excellent knowledge of the Royal Borough and its architecture.
The main locations in Greenwich are: Abbey Wood, Blackheath Westcombe, Charlton Coldharbour and New Eltham, Eltham North, Eltham South, Eltham West, Greenwich West, Glyndon, Kidbrooke with Hornfair, Middle Park and Sutcliffe, Peninsula, Plumstead, Shooters Hill, Thamesmead Moorings, Woolwich Common, Woolwich Riverside.
Greenwich Planning Applications & Appeals
There are approximately 55 planning applications submitted and around 5 appeals made to the local planning authority in Greenwich each week.
Transport for London (TfL) and Triangle London Developments submitted a joint planning application for a mixed use development in Kidbrooke, Greenwich. The Royal London Borough of Greenwich’s planning committee granted planning permission on the former RAF base now owned by TfL.
Plans for the 4 acre site include 400 new homes. Thanks to the Mayor of London’s manifesto promise to release public land for competitively priced housing, 50 per cent of those will be classed as ‘affordable’.
Along with housing, new commercial, retail and office units are planned. Architects have also designed a new village square helping to create a community feel.
Local transport facilities will undergo improvements to cater for the increase in both residents and visitors to the area
Work on the site should begin in 2018 with the first homes completed in 2020.
Greenwich Contact Information
Greenwich – Local Planning Authority
Royal Borough of Greenwich
The Woolwich Centre
35 Wellington Street
London SE18 6HQ
For more information, visit www.royalgreenwich.gov.uk