Monday, 3 February 2014

Proposed New Cinema in Eltham High Street

You may well have heard of the proposal to demolish what was Poundland’s shop in the

High Street and replace it with a new multi-screen cinema.   The Royal Borough of Greenwich, owners of the freehold, mounted an exhibition at the Eltham Centre on 1-2nd February to assess public reaction to the proposal.

Assuming public reaction is favourable (which appears to be likely) a Design and Access statement will be submitted to Royal Greenwich’s planning department during February.   

There are three ways to view it: 
  1. Go to http://publicaccess.royalgreenwich.gov.uk:81/online-applications, type the application number, 14/0297/O, in the search box and hit enter (please note that the final O is a letter, nor a zero).
  2. By visiting Eltham Library (access through the Eltham Centre in Archery Road or from the High Street) and asking for the file at the Enquiries Desk.
  3. By visiting Woolwich Public Library.   This is in the Woolwich Centre, 21 Love Lane SE18 6QT.
If anyone wishes to comment on the proposals they must do so by email to jacob.jaarsma@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or in writing to:

Jacob Jaarsma
Development Control
Royal Borough of Greenwich
Directorate of Regeneration, Enterprise & Skills
Woolwich Centre, 5th floor
35 Wellington Street
London  SE18 6HQ

All comments must be received by 4th March, 2014.

This is the first time we have come across Royal Greenwich, as freeholders, applying ‘to themselves’ for planning permission.   We assume there are procedures in the system to ensure planning decisions are made at arms length.


If everything goes according to plan, the complex is expected to open during 2017.

5 comments:

  1. What a pity there wasn't a cinema from the 1930s in the area that could have been refurbished and used instead. (sarcasm).

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    1. True. But that would have deprived the Council of throwing our money away. Can't have that!

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  2. Are you getting anything come back from using the public access link and tying in 168-176 High Street? Just tried doing so on two different web-browsers and the site just says "Check the Search Criteria"
    Cheers

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    1. hi - it is expected to be submitted to the planning dept by the end of Feb. So try searching then

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    2. Initial proposals have been submitted to Royal Greenwich for approval. There are three ways to view them:
      Go to http://publicaccess.royalgreenwich.gov.uk:81/online-applications, type the application number, 14/0297/O, in the search box and hit enter (please note that the final O is a letter, nor a zero).

      By visiting Eltham Library (access through the Eltham Centre in Archery Road or from the High Street) and asking for the file at the Enquiries Desk.

      By visiting Woolwich Public Library. This is in the Woolwich Centre, 21 Love Lane SE18 6QT.
      If anyone wishes to comment on the proposals they must do so by email to jacob.jaarsma@royalgreenwich.gov.uk or in writing to:

      Jacob Jaarsma
      Development Control
      Royal Borough of Greenwich
      Directorate of Regeneration, Enterprise & Skills
      Woolwich Centre, 5th floor
      35 Wellington Street
      London SE18 6HQ

      All comments must be received by 4th March, 2014.

      The Progress Residents Association will not be commenting on the application because the proposed development will not impact on our Estate. Committee and sub-committee members may, of course, comment as individuals.

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