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Inspector criticises ‘terrible mistake’ of Woolwich Tesco as 27-storey tower rejected

Controversial plans to build a 27-storey tower block in front of Woolwich’s Tesco store have been thrown out by the communities secretary Robert Jenrick, 18 months after Greenwich Council rejected a proposal for an 804-home scheme. Jenrick’s decision follows a planning inspector’s report which heavily criticised the eight-year-old Tesco store and the council’s Woolwich Centre […]

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Every little helps: Woolwich Tesco tower campaigners launch £1,000 legal crowdfunder

Campaigners against the against a 27-storey tower block planned for Woolwich town centre have launched a crowdfunding appeal so they can have legal representation at a public inquiry into the development. A six-day hearing will be held from 19 November into Meyer Homes’ proposals for the tower, which would be entirely for private sale, in […]

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‘We’re fed up’: The Woolwich traders blighted by Spray Street demolition scheme

The multi-billion pound Spray Street redevelopment scheme Woolwich, promoted by Greenwich Council, has kept long-standing and family business owners up at night fearing for their future. Local Democracy Reporter TOM BULL spoke to some of them. Traders in and around Spray Street have faced five years of uncertainty over controversial plans to bulldoze the covered […]

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Spray Street demolitions: England’s World Cup success halts Woolwich public meeting

The England football team’s World Cup success mean local pressure group Speak Out Woolwich has cancelled holding a public meeting on Wednesday about the controversial Spray Street development. Developers plan to knock down shops – mainly businesses run by and for black and ethnic minority communities – and the old Woolwich Public Market and replace them […]