Re: Greendale development / DHFC
Posted by ed_pete
July 09, 09:29AM
A I guess should be expected with a development of this size there are a huge number of weighty documents on the planning portal. However just to focus on the parking/car ownership.
There are planned to be 224 residential units as follows:
1 Bedroom - 2 Person 89
2 Bedroom - 3 Person 36
2 Bedroom - 4 Person 31
3 Bedroom - 4 Person 34
3 Bedroom - 5 Person 34
Apart from 7 disabled parking spaces (3%) there will no parking for any residents, which apparently is "is in accordance
with the draft New London Plan." There will also be no "on street resident and business car-parking permits."
There will be one - I repeat one - car club (i.e. zipcar-like) space.
This seems quite radical to me. I'm certainly no petrol-headed car-lover but a development that has no provision for parking for 224 flats, could damage their market-ability I would have thought.
The people purchasing the larger units are likely to be reasonably well-off and quite possible car owners already. Would they be prepared to sacrifice their car (or cars) ? What happens when you have a visitor (relative/healthcare/tradespeople) ? There doesn't seem to be any provision for that either.
I'd be interested to know if there are other similar developments in London, of this scale, that also have no car provision.