Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

How many of the homes will be affordable?

This will be discussed with the Royal Borough of Greenwich’s planning team. We will provide a report that demonstrates the various costs involved in building the homes and the likely revenues – this is called a Viability Report. This will be carefully analysed by the council’s own consultants.

Who makes the decision on the application?

The Royal Borough of Greenwich are the local planning authority (LPA). The planning team will analyse all the application documents and plans that will be submitted as part of the application. All these will be available to view on the council’s website once the application has been submitted.

The summary of their analysis will be presented to a group of elected councillors – the Planning Board. At a meeting open to the public they will hear a summary of the application from the planning officers and will also hear from supporters and objectors. They will then decide whether or not the application should be approved.

The meeting will either be online or in person depending on the situation at the time.

When will construction start? Will it be noisy?

The date that construction starts depends on when the Royal Borough of Greenwich make their decision. If this happens in May 2021 we would expect construction to start in Autumn 2021 and take around two years.

Modern construction methods tend to be less noisy than in the past. Whilst there will inevitably be some disturbance, the hours of operation will be limited by the council to 8am to 6pm Mon to Fri and 8am to 1pm on Saturdays. The selected contractor will be part of the Considerate Constructors Scheme.

When will the application be submitted to the council and when will the decision be made?

We expect to submit the application in February 2021. The council are expected to take up to 13 weeks to make a decision on the application.