Tuesday, May 22, 2012
If you were wondering, as you watch the towers go up at Greenwich Reach, whether there would be a bridge across the mouth of Deptford Creek to Millennium Quay (to make it easy to walk or cycle along the Thames without having to come inland) then you may be interested to hear that a planning application has now been submitted.
It's pretty ugly looking, but the proposed bridge has to be high enough to allow vessels to pass underneath at high tide (a lifting bridge is not permitted apparently). The "trapezoidal lattice girder bridge" would be six metres wide and fifty metres long, with lifts at both sides to make it fully accessible.
At the same time, the developer, Galliard Homes, is asking for permission to build an extra 22 flats on the two 4-storey blocks (presently under construction and hiding HMS Ocean from view) next to the Meridian estate – "to make the project viable". Public consultation begins next week.
More at www.greenwich.co.uk and matthewpennycook.org.uk