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News and Comment June 2021

Index: 20202021

7 June (Part 1) - Say goodbye to Bexley

Bexley Council has been going on about its Local Plan since at least 2019. At that February meeting discussion of the Plan was deferred to the Resources and Growth meeting held the following month but it produced criticism of Town Centres but nothing by way of detail.

Fast Forward to May 2021 and a huge document emerges for Consultation. 221 pages of it.

The general gist of it is cram new houses in everywhere even if that means closing vital shops. The word Doctor or Surgery appears only once and that is because one existing surgery will have to be demolished and re-provided elsewhere. The word library only because of a reference to the Carnegie Building.

There is a general assumption that the DLR and Crossrail will extend into the borough when neither is likely except in the very long term - possibly. Similarly a Thames crossing is envisaged.

So no new facilities to speak of but several lost. Supermarkets and builder’s merchants appear to be the main casualty.

Herewith a list of sites to be built on together with the number of new dwellings. Where these newcomers will do their shopping is not explained, nor how they will get around town given that Khan’s London Plan pretty much bans residential car parking.

Bexley Council claims it will protect local views but it is already too late to save the Lesnes Abbey Viewing Gallery.


Address-site/Homes


Felixstowe Rd Abbey Wood……………90
Wovercote Rd Coralline Walk……………1849
ASDA/B&Q Belvedere……………457
Station Road Belvedere……………119
Woodside School……………138
Belvedere Gas Holders……………395
Monarch Works Belvedere……………90
Crabtree M’way Belvedere……………741
Erith Western Gateway……………443
Pier Road West Erith……………192
Pier Road East Erith……………112
Morrisons Erith……………421
Bexley CCG Barnehurst……………182
Bexleyheath Town Centre……………134
EDF Energy Broadway……………200
Buildbase Pickford Lane……………32
Pepper’s Builder’s Merchants……………29
Belvedere Rd Bexleyheath……………85
Electrobase Works Crayford……………300
Tower Retail Park Crayford……………360
Sainsbury’s Crayford……………448
Erith Hills Fraser Road……………600
Binsey Walk Abbey Wood……………329
Co-op Station Road Sidcup……………59
Lesney Park Rd Erith……………25
Arthur Street Erith……………320
Yarnton Way Picardy M’way……………69
Barnes Cray Farm Crayford……………35
Ballast Wharf Erith……………54
Egerton Place Slade Green……………336
Yarnton Way Harrow M’way……………533
Eastside Qtr Bexleyheath……………518
West Street Erith……………42
Old Farm Park Sidcup……………60


There is further comment at Arthur Pewty’s Maggot Sandwich. Council link to Draft Local Plan (PDF).

 

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