A new development of over two hundred apartments will be built in Charlton after the developers finally gained planning permission.
The Independent Planning Inspectorate has given Galliard Homes the go-ahead for the development, which has been marketed for several years as the 'Constellation', on land behind Victoria Way.
The application, which had taken Greenwich Council two years and five months to decide, was previously rejected over air quality and noise concerns. A large warehouse, which will be well known to the many drivers who pass it everyday on the A102, will be demolished to make way for the development.
In the Inspectorate's findings, he acknowledged that "the considerable number and range of objections" suggested the "proposed development would not be welcomed by many existing residents in the local area" but goes on to say that the "planning system works to regulate the development and use of land in the public interest, not to protect private interests."
The Inspectorate found fault with the Greenwich Council had handled some parts of the planning application and they will have to pay partial costs for the appeal.
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