Planning Group

The Charlton Society’s stated mission is the “conservation and improvement of Charlton”.

Our Planning Group is responsible for screening planning policy and for its implementation. This involves considering planning strategy and inspecting new planning applications each month.

The group meets regularly and reports back its recommendations to the Society’s main committee. It also keeps our members informed about major developments through the Society’s monthly talks, always encouraging Charlton residents to become more involved.

Since the beginning of 2018 the Charlton Society has joined forces with the ‘Charlton Together’ group to combine knowledge and experience in the face of the gathering numbers of planning applications for major redevelopments within the Charlton Riverside area.

Charlton Society is also a member of the Greenwich Conservation Group.

Once Charlton Society has formed its views, through discussions with its members, the two above groups and in committee meetings it may write to  Greenwich Council Planning board suggesting improvements that might be made to an application, or we may object to it altogether.

The Charlton Society does not comment on private planning applications, apart from very unusual circumstances where they might impact on the wider community.

Current issues for the Society are:

1.VIP Trading Estate, Anchor & Hope Lane. Now called in by London’s Mayor. For detailed information about this situation check out Charlton Champion of 853 blog sites.

2. Charlton Village – rejuvenation of one of London’s few genuine villages.

3. Flint Glass application – Herringham Road/Thames Barrier.. A second development within the Charlton Riverside area. You can view the application on the Royal Borough of Greenwich Planning page. Ref: 18/0723/F. Deadline for comments is 21st september 2018.

4. Woolwich SDP: a forthcoming re-examination of a masterplan for the centre of Woolwich, planned for public consultation this autumn.

5. Liaising with the newly-formed Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust.

6. 486 night bus proposals.

7. The rapidly rising Ikea store in east Greenwich.

9. The proposed Silvertown Tunnel.

The current core members of the Society’s Planning Group are:

Roden Richardson (Group chair)
Carol Kenna

Other members of the Charlton Society committee and co-opted members attend meetings as required.

Want to get involved with our Planning Group? Please get in touch. We welcome new people and new points of view.