Eltham residents are being urged to object to the latest Grove Market Place development proposals, reports the New Shopper. I blogged about their previous proposals last year.
The developer Eltham Renaissance have reduced their proposals to a hotel, supermarket (which one unspecified) and 71 flats. The deadline for comments on the plans is 4 February. Comments should be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org at Greenwich Council.
I haven't looked closely at their plans but I know that locals think it would be too imposing and would add to the traffic. I do think that it's been a waste of a prime site over the many years it has lay unused.
I remember in the early 1990s often meeting friends on a Saturday lunchtime at the very agreeable cafe there, getting over our Friday night clubbing hangovers (well before getting hitched and having the kids I hasten to add...). The cafe was next door to the original location of the Stylistics hairdressers (now on Well Hall Road, near the police station). There was also a dodgy shop round there, I seem to recall, with blacked out windows, where men emerged clutching magazines and videos...we just gave it a wide berth. Oh, and also a Fads on the corner of Grove Market Place which was always good for a wander around. Gosh we knew how to live back then...