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Stuck at North Greenwich: Can the peninsula cope with its new masterplan?

Update, Friday 17 April: The consultation period has now been extended to Tuesday 28 April.

The general election’s well under way. But an arguably bigger decision for this part of south east London is also open for your thoughts – although you’ve only got until Friday to make your views known. 1,731 more words

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Photoblog: The Emirates Air Line; Or, A Pretty Cool Waste Of Money

A terrifying thought for all of us: Boris Johnson could be Prime Minister in five years. It may seem hilarious now (“LOL, BoJo is SOOOO funny, he has messy hair and got stuck on a zipwire once!!!”) but this is a man who considers £800,000 one-bedroom flats in Battersea to be ‘affordable housing’ and is part of a political party who over the past 5 years have presided over debilitating welfare cuts, the much-maligned bedroom tax and a shocking unprecedented rise in food bank usage. 364 more words

Domestic Travel

Down by the river: low tide; March 2015

A quick look at the river on the east side of Greenwich Peninsula on a chilly Saturday morning.

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Greenwich Thames Path cyclists told to make way for driverless cars

Greenwich Council is quietly doing some very good things on cycling – like boosting cycle lanes, and experimenting with new on-street parking facilities.

But it’s still capable of doing some very dumb things – such as closing a cycle lane on the Greenwich Peninsula so it can be used for trials of driverless cars. 354 more words

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Greenwich Peninsula social cleansing: Council loses battle to keep developer document secret

Residents on Greenwich Peninsula have won an 18-month battle to force Greenwich Council to release a document that influenced its decision to scrap all ‘affordable’ housing on a key development there. 880 more words

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Local homes for local people on the Greenwich Peninsula

I enjoyed reading Matthew Pennycook’s blog post at Greenwich.co.uk regarding the Greenwich Peninsula this week. My interest in the Peninsula is two-fold: From the windows of my flat in West Greenwich I can observe the cranes and the ever-growing high-rise construction changing the East Greenwich skyline forever. 550 more words

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