Lewisham Councillors have rejected a planning application to increase the height and reduce the educational and other facilities in buildings in the Lewisham Gateway scheme in Lewisham Town Centre. The tall tower could have been up to 34 storeys.
The report to Lewisham Council’s Strategic Planning Committee on Tuesday, 4th July 2017 stated that the principal changes comprise an increase in the maximum building height from 77m to 104m above ground level and an increase in the massing of the Block. If built to the maximum height defined, Block D2 would be the tallest building in Lewisham town centre.
None of the proposed 950 flats was to be affordable.
Councillor Alan Hall said: “I moved the motion to oppose this application and my colleagues voted unanimously in support because there was no commitment to affordable housing. There was no social housing.”
“We have had enough of expensive housing which most Lewisham residents cannot afford. It’s time to look to the future and bring in much more high-quality affordable social housing”
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