The Charlton Society’s stated mission is the “conservation and improvement of Charlton”.
Our Planning Group is responsible for 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.
Members of the Planning Group also join meetings of the Greenwich Conservation Group, to ensure the most effective context possible for their comments.
Once the Charlton Society has formed its views, it will often write to Greenwich Council suggesting improvements that might be made to the 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. Charlton Riverside – due for complete redevelopment.
2. Charlton Village – rejuvenation of one of London’s few genuine villages.
3. Charlton Park skate park.
4. Application of the 20mph speed limit around Victoria Way.
5. Liaising with the newly-formed Royal Greenwich Heritage Trust.
6. The Knight Dragon planning application for the Greenwich Peninsula.
7. 486 night bus proposals.
8. The proposed Ikea store in east Greenwich.
9. The proposed Silvertown Tunnel.
10. The new M&S and Sainsbury’s stores.
The current core members of the Society’s Planning Group are:
Roden Richardson (Group chair)
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.