Sunday 24 October 2010

Grove Market Place public consultations

A local site in Eltham which has lay disused for years might finally be redeveloped. Developer Eltham Renaissance has planning permission to build a mixed-use development at the former Grove Market Place site (off Court Rd) kind of opposite the Eltham Post Office.

But there has been strong local opposition to the original proposals - part of that was, I think, that the development would be too high and therefore out of keeping with the local area.

Now this developer is consulting the public over the next few months.

The next public consultation will be held at Passey Place, Eltham on Friday 29 October (between 11am-8pm) and Saturday 30 October (10am-4pm).

The ACE website says that:
"The planning permission allows for a 7 storey building comprising 129 residential units, 4 restaurant/cafes, a GP's surgery, private amenity space and basement car parking. The planning permission also allows for the re-development of 60 Eltham High Street to provide a retail unit.

The scheme is currently being reviewed by the developer who expects to submit a revised planning application in summer 2010. It is understood that the new scheme may contain provision for a small budget hotel along with residential and commercial units, though it is anticipated that the size and scale of the building will be in keeping with the previous planning permission."

But I don't know if these are the exact plans over which Renaissance are now consulting - so go along and have your say.  For more information visit


Anonymous said...

I believe that the plans have changed (SE Nine magazine recently commented on proposals to include a supermarket "not yet represented in Eltham"), however, the Grove Market Place website has not been updated with the plans, which I think is very poor.

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Raven said...

Interesting. There is also, I think, a proposal in process for a hotel on the 'Burger King' site at Five Ways - why all the new hotels in Eltham? Are we expecting a sudden demand? Surely not just all down to the Olympics.

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