St. Modwen's proposals for the Leegate Shopping Centre
St. Modwen, the owner of Leegate Shopping Centre, is the UK’s leading regeneration specialist and an expert in urban renewal. Over the past five years, St. Modwen has been developing plans to regenerate the Leegate Shopping Centre in consultation with the local community.
Lee Green is one of nine major and district town centres in the London Borough of Lewisham. The site has been identified in policy for additional housing and is suitable for increased density. Policy also encourages the provision of cafés, restaurants, pubs, employment, community uses and leisure facilities in town centres where retail already exists.
St. Modwen plans to provide a reinvigorated district centre for Lee Green that caters for local need, provides new housing and serves as a hub for the whole community.
Following public consultation between 2012 and 2014, St. Modwen submitted a detailed planning application in January 2015. This was approved by Lewisham Council in May 2016, before ASDA, which had a pre-let agreement at the site, announced its intention to withdraw from the scheme in June 2017.
Following ASDA’s withdrawal, St. Modwen has reflected upon local priorities and feedback received from the community at earlier public consultations and prepared alternative proposals for the regeneration of the Leegate Shopping Centre.
Thank you to everyone who submitted feedback as part of the most recent round of consultation on St. Modwen’s plans for the regeneration of the Leegate Shopping Centre. We hope to submit a detailed planning application to the London Borough of Lewisham later this year.