Planning Applications

Greenwich Society Responses

May 2021

For the Attention of: Casey Virasami,  Development Management

Applicant: Trustees of Morden College
Proposal: Change of use from Auction House (Sui Generis) to Class B8 storage and distribution
Reference: 21/1167/F

Thank you for your letter dated 21 April to Richard Butt of the Greenwich Society. Richard has now given up his planning role for the Society and I am writing on behalf of the  Greenwich Society in response to your letter.

The Greenwich Society would wish to register  our objection to the change of use to storage and distribution for the following reasons:

  • This is a residential area and the new use will result in increased traffic and pollution.
  • An increase in vehicular traffic will increase pressure on the routes into and  out of this area particularly from Trafalgar Road.
  • The change of use will bring vehicles into conflict with the use of Old Woolwich Road as a general cycle and pedestrian route and the development of the Greenwich to Woolwich cycle route which follows Old Woolwich Road.
  • Old Woolwich Road also has a nursery (opposite the auction site), a school, and Trinity Hospital, all of which makes a change of use to storage and distribution inappropriate given this will lead to more van movements and traffic generally.

Thank you  for your consideration of the Greenwich Society’s objections.


January 2021



20/3373/F  Registered 9 February  Fidel Miller

We raised concerns about this proposal before and the new submission tends to add to them. We regret the loss of a community facility whilst acknowledging the importance of providing housing for people with serious disabilities. The layout of the bedrooms continues to concern us. Bedroom 3 has a double bed in it but is not large enough to allow two wheelchair uses to access the two sides of the bed. The way the doors open out from the wet rooms into bedrooms 2 and 3 is likely to impede mobility and be inconvenient. Sliding doors might be better. We are also concerned that the plan does not show clearly the location of the proposed bin store and the cycle rack. We would object strongly to the loss of more than a small amount of the green space. Nor is it clear where the parking bay would be located; it should not be carved out of the green space.




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