A NEW PLANNING application has been submitted for a bridge across Deptford Creek.
If approved, the footbridge would link the new development at Greenwich Reach with Millennium Quay.
The bridge, described as a "trapezoidal lattice girder bridge", would be six metres wide and have lifts at both sides, making it fully accessible to all. It would be fifty metres long and be seven metres above the creek's average high water mark.
Planning permission for a bridge was previously given in 2008 at the same time as the rest of the development, labelled New Capital Quay by developer Galliard Homes, but the Port of London Authority subsequently raised concerns about the swing style bridge proposed.
The developer is at the same time asking the council for permission to build 22 extra flats to help finance the bridge. The additional apartments "would ensure the provision of a footbridge across Deptford Creek," says the submitted Planning Statement.
A planning report by the Mayor of London at the time of the original application said it was "clear that the success of the proposed redevelopment is, for a significant part, dependent on the delivery of the bridge."
Update: Councillor Matthew Pennycook has posted an illustration of how the bridge would look on his blog.