New Developments in Greenwich
Richard Baglin - Chair of the Greenwich Society writes -
Councils now have an obligation to consult with the local community about how 15% of the Community Infrastructure Levy (25% where there is a Neighbourhood Plan) is to be deployed in the area affected by the new developments. Apparently the RBG cabinet will be considering how this should be done after the August break.
The Greenwich Society will do our best to work with other local groups to ensure that the consultation process is genuine and transparent. The dilapidated state of so much our public realm sitting close by shiny new blocks will surely be high on many peoples agenda when they know they should be able to influence how big sums of money are to be spent.
Money is just one issue: getting some fresh thinking about quality and standards in the public realm away from the well looked after World Heritage Site is another matter.
Read the blog and all the responses at fromthemurkydepths