Amended Leegate proposals July 2017
Last month we found that Asda had pulled out of the Leegate redevelopment. The owners of the site, St Modwens, have produced an amended plan.
We would like as many people as possible to respond to our survey so that there is some cohesive community response that may influence the developer or Lewisham council in the areas of traffic, parking and pollution. Please read and look at the resources on this page and then go to our survey.
Traffic is an increasing problem of safety and health. The residential development at Leegate will create additional traffic and expose both the new and neighbouring residents to levels of nitrogen oxides and particulate matter that cause harm to humans. The proximity of the Tiger's Heads' junction make this an additional issue.
The squeezing of commuter parking into fewer streets without controlled parking will be greatly increased with construction workers' vehicles and, later, the new residents who are unable to get on-site parking.
There is currently no plan to provide on-site parking for workers or managers during the demolition and construction phases of the development.
In line with current planning policies, there will only be 125 on-site resident parking places for the 390 new homes being created. Those without a parking places are expected to walk, cycle, use public transport or get a cab.
We know that good connections, especially to Blackheath and Greenwich, will be a major selling point for the developer.
The scheme already has the support of the mayors of both Lewisham and London. Leegate will be very high density and provide large numbers of 'bottom of the market' homes.
An extra 1,000 people will put added strain on services and the local infrastructure so we must do all we can to welcome our new neighbours. We can try to put pressure on the developer (St Modwen), local health services, Lewisham Council and Transport for London to allocate sufficient resources.
The St Modwen's survey is call;ed "feedback" and is mainly looking for approval of the changes they have made since their "approved scheme".
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Leegate future aerial
Leegate current aerial
Model view from Eltham Road 1
Model view from Leyland Road 1
Model view from Burnt Ash Road 1