COUNCILLORS will decide next week whether to give the go-ahead to almost fifty new student flats in East Greenwich.
The developer behind the scheme has proposed a 47-bed block of student accommodation in Denham Street on a plot of land previously used as offices and a depot by Lewis Coaches.
Eleven letters of objection were received by the council, citing concerns over increased noise, parking and loss of light and TV reception but officers have recommended councillors back the scheme at the Greenwich Area Planning Committee next Wednesday evening.
Councillors will also consider whether to approve the demolition of three Victorian houses at the meeting. The empty homes at 24-28 Greenwich High Road would be replaced by four new townhouses, if planning permission is agreed.
Ten letters of objection have been received and the redevelopment is also opposed by the Greenwich Society and Greenwich Conservation Group. In its objection, the Greenwich Society cited "the need to preserve as much as possible of 19th century fabric."
The houses back on to the car park of Greenwich's newest hotel, the Mercure, and councillors will also be considering whether to approve a new internally illuminated rooftop sign for the boutique hotel. Periquin Limited is the name of the developer that is behind both the hotel and the application to redevelop the houses in Greenwich High Road.
On a busy night for councillors, they will also decide on the latest bid to develop the land at the corner of Roan Street and Straightsmouth with the developer wishing to build a three storey block containing two flats.